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ANNUAL REPORT 




TOWN OF HATFIELD 
FOR THE YEAR 

1998 



ANNUAL REPORT 




TOWN OF HATFIELD 
FOR THE YEAR 

1998 



TOWN REPORT PREPARATION Teresa Hudock 



Printed by Athol Press, Inc., Athol, MA. 01331 



TOWN OF HATFIELD 
MASSACHUSETTS 

INCORPORATED 1670 

AREA ELEVATION POPULATION 

9,300 Acres 132 Feet at Main St. 3,620 

STATE SENATOR 

Franklin-Hampshire District 

Stanley Rosenberg 

State House Room 413, Boston, MA 02133 

(617)722-1532 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 

First Hampshire District 

William P. Nagle, Jr. 

State House, Room 343 

Boston, MA 02133 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 

First Congressional District 

John W. Olver 

1323 Longworth House Office Building 

Washington, D.C. 20515 

Local Office 

187 High Street 

Holyoke Mass. 01040 

(413)532-7010 

SENATORS IN CONGRESS 

Edward M. Kennedy 

SR-113 Russel Senate Office Building 

Washington, DC 20510 

John F. Kerry 

SR-166 Russel Senate Office Building 

Washintgton, D.C. 20510 



The Atheniean Oath 

We will never bring disgrace to this our town, by 
any act of dishonesty or cowardice, nor ever desert our 
sufferin comrades in the ranks; we will fight for the 
ideals and sacred things of the town, both alone and 
with many; we will revere and obey the town's laws 
and do our best to incite a like respect in those above 
us who are prone to annul or set them at naught; we 
will strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of 
civic duty, thus in all these ways we will transmit this 
town not only less, but greater and more beautiful than 
it was transmitted to us. 



1998 Annual Town Report 
Dedicated in Memory of 

Thaddeus Kabat Sr. 

6-14-21 to 3-11-99 





TOWN OFFICIALS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1998 



ELECTED OFFICIALS 



Moderator 

Gordon A. Woodward, Jr. (1999) 

Selectmen 

J. Michael Cahill ( 1999) 
E. Lary Grossman (2000) 
Patrick J. Gaughan (2001) 

Town Clerk 

G. Louise Slysz ( 1999) 

Treasurer 

G.Louise Slysz (1999) 

Town Collector 

Joanne M. Porada ( 1999) 

Assessors 

Christopher G. Smith (1999) 
Ronald J. Punska (2000) 
Alexander W. Ciszewski (2001) 

School Committee 
MarkS. Vachula ( 1999) 
Stanley J. Pitchko, Jr. (1999) 
Janet R. Szych (2000) 
Abigail C.Roberts (2001) 
Elizabeth Lafond (1999) 

Library Trustees 
Thomas Carroll (1999) 
Jane A. Scavotto (2000) 
Susan E. Gaughan (2001) 
Elector, Oliver Smith Will 
Henry P. Betsold ( 1999) 

Cemetery Commissioners 
William Podmayer (1999) 
Edward S. Kowalski (2000) 
. Cory Bardwell (2001) 

Board of Health 
William E. Pashek ( 1 999) 
tanley Sliwoski (2000) 
A. Cory Bardwell(2001) 

Planning Board 
E. Lary Grossman (1999) 
Robert T Bartlett, Jr. (2000) 
A.Cory Bardwell (2001) 
Daniel Barry (2002) 
Edward P. Molloy (2003) 



Housing Authority 
Michael J. McGrath (2000) 
Raymond W. Thomas (2001 ) 
Maiewski, Alice (2002) 
Joseph A. Szych (2003) 

County Commissioner 
Matthew J. Sokop ( 1999) 



APPOINTED BY MODERATOR: 



Finance Committee 
Harold F.Green (2001) 
Barbara Lucey (1999) 
Michael FPaszek( 1999) 
Leslie H. Button (2000) 
Alan W. Armstrong (2000) 

APPOINTED BY THE SELECTMEN 

Animal Control Officer 
Robert W. Tefft ( 1999) 

Board of Registrars 
Mildred Z. Osley ( 1999) 
Helen H. Bardwell (2000) 
Ruth A. Kuchyt(2001) 
G. Louise Slysz, Clerk 

Cable Advisory Committee 
E. Lary Grossman (2000) 
Peter J. Greenwald (2000) 
Susan Higgins (1999) 
Martha Armstrong (1999) 

Capital Improvement Planning Comm. 
Patrick J. Gaughan (1999) 
Robert T Bartlett, Jr. (1999) 
Harold Green (1999) 
Mark Vachula (1999) 

Civil Defense Director 
Vacancy (1999) 

Conservation Committee 
Virginia Y. Orson (2001) 
Gordon O. Williams (2000) 
Christopher J. Brennan (2000) 
Paul G. Davis (2000) 
Stanley J. Sliwoski (1999) 
ThaddeusL. Rabat (1999) 
Vacancy (2001) 



Council on Aging 
Laura M. Schilling (2000) 
Worth H. Noyes (2000) 
Mary H. Brennan ( 1999) 
Henry P. Betsold ( 1999) 
A. Cory Berdwell (2001) 

Disaster Preparedness Comm. 
David M. Hurley (1999) 
Thomas O.Hart (1999) 
Gregory Gagnon (1999) 

DPW Director 

William Podmayer (1999) 

Fire Chief, Acting 
William Belden 

Hampshire Local Emergency Planning C. 

David Hurley (2000) 

Alternate 

Theodore E. Celatka, Jr. (1999) 

Vacancy (1999) 

Hilltown Resource Mgt. Coop. 
2 vacancies (1999) 



Joint Transportation Comm. 
Mary Couture-Burgess (1999) 
Local Cultural Council 
Connie S. Pogue (2000) 
Marsha Molloy (1999) 
Edward J. Moret (2000) 
Alan H. Bloomgarten (2000) 
Melissa B.Green (1999) 
BrendaB. Bolduc (1999) 

Property and Space Utilization Comm. 
Robert T Bartlett, Jr. (1999) 
Stanleys. Sadowski ( 1999) 
Susan E. Gaughan( 1999) 
Frederick J. Dzialo, Jr. (1999) 
Mary Lou Cutter (1999) 

Police Chief 
David M. Hurley 

Recreation Committee 
Richard H. Strong (2001) 
Mark C. Wickles (2000) 
Dana W. Weybrew ( 1999) 
Thomas C. Lafond 
Right to know 



Historical Comm. 
Thomas L. Prew ( 1999) 
Mary Lou Cutter (2000) 
Thomas Carroll (2000) 
Martha Pelis Schurch (1999) 
George H. AshleyJII (2001) 

Inspector of Buildings 
Stanley S. Sadowski (1999) 

Asst. Inspector 

Stanely F. Szewczyk (1999) 

Electrical Inspector 
David Lizek (1999) 

Asst. Elec. Inspector 
Stanley L. Symanski (1999) 



Board of Health (1999) 

Veterans Agent 

David L. Bell, SR. ( 1999) 

Veterans Commemorative Comm. 
Robert J. Cutter (1999) 
Bryan O.Nicholas (1999) 
Henry P. Betsold (1999) 
Kenneth Balise (1999) 
Edmund E. Jaworski, Jr. (1999) 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

Thaddeus L. Kabat (2000) 

Bryan O.Nicholas (1999) 

Lydia Szych (2003) 

Giles F. Desmond, Alternate (1999) 

Laurence P. Stoddard, Alternate (2002) 



Gas & Plumbing Inspector 
Walter P. Geryk ( 1999) 

Asst. Plumb Inspector 
Rene N. Labbe ( 1999) 



Inspector of Animals 
William J. Shea (1999) 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



Mike Cahill and Lary Grossman welcomed Patrick J. 
Gaughan in May 1998 and said good bye to longtime Selectman 
George Zgrodnik. We thanked George for his years of service. 

Community Input, Accessibility, and Outreach 

Community outreach expanded with the introduction of 
the Hatfield News, a quarterly newsletter composed and distrib- 
uted by the Board of Selectmen. The newsletter, sent to every 
household in town, informs the residents of current issues and 
the progress of other projects. 

The Board held May's Annual Town Meeting for the first 
time ever at Smith Academy instead of the Town Hall. Smith 
Academy's Gymnasium provides better parking conditions, im- 
proved interior lighting, dependable temperature control, and 
easier accessibility. We hope this new location contributes to 
increase voter participation in town meeting proceedings. 

Community Forum remains an agenda item for every 
Selectmen's meeting. We have dedicated the first fifteen min- 
utes of each meeting to input from residents. The Selectmen are 
pleased to note that hardly a meeting goes by when a resident 
does not take advantage of this opportunity to crique or praise 
some aspect of the town operations. 

Aside from traditional telephone calls and notes to us, resi- 
dents are also using the town's new e-mail address hatfleld @ 
javanet.com. 

Department of Public Works (DPW) 

After reviewing a 1986 report funded by a grant from the 
Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Develop- 
ment (EOCD) recommending a department of public works for 
Hatfield, the Board of Selectmen contracted with a consultant to 
update the ten-year-old findings. In the fall of 1998, the 
consultant's report reinforced the EOCD's findings in support 
of a DPW. 

The Selectmen held a series of public hearings before the 
development of a DPW proposal. The Special act authorizing 
the creation of a DPW for the Town of Hatfield was approved at 
the May 1998 Annual Town Meeting. This act includes the con- 
solidation of highway, water, sewer, vehicle maintenance, tree 
maintance, transfer station operations, and parks maintenance 
under a Director of Public Works appointed by the Board of 
Selectmen. 

Hatfield's Department of Public Works will improve de- 
livery of all related services and communications to the public 
through a centralized system; provide cost-effective use of man- 
power, equipment, and inventories; and consolidate short and 
long term planning, budgeting, and purchasing. 



Quick action by our legislative delegation delivered im- 
mediate support by both the House of Representatives and the 
State Senate. Acting Governor Paul Cellucci signed our special 
act on July 14 and it became effective August 15, 1998. 

DPW Personnel 

The Board appointed Mary Burgress, its administrative 
assistant, as interim DPW director until a permanent leader joined 
us after a search. The we appointed Sandra Shields, Fred Dzialo, 
Trevor Dayton, Peter Greenwald, and Martha Cycz to the DPW 
Director Search Committee. This committee developed a posi- 
tion description, performed a wage survey and recommended a 
fair and competitive salary range to the Selectmen. They also 
solicited qualified applicants and performed the intitial reviews 
and interviews. They received twenty-seven applications. The 
Selectmen interviewed four finalists and offered the position of 
Hatfield's first DPW Director to James Reidy. Jim accepted and 
began his duties on March 1, 1999 

Due to the vacancy in the highway foreman posistion, a 
search was conducted for a replacement. William Young joined 
us in September 1998 as foreman. For his work as interim forman 
during the search process, we thank James Szynal, Vehicle Main- 
tenance Manager. 

Immediately after the DPW's formation, we examined the 
organizational and operational structure of the divisions of the 
DPW (i.e., water, wastewater, highway, vehicle maintenance, 
tree warden, and transfer station). We approved a departmental 
realignment that merged the water and wastewater divisions into 
one division under one superintendent (Frank Motyka). Addi- 
tional modifications were the addition of the tree warden and 
transfer station operations under highway/transfer station super- 
intendent (Bill Young), and elevation of vehicle Maintenance 
manager to the superintendent level (Jim Szynal). This stream- 
lined structure has three direct reports to the DPW Director, each 
of whom may draw from a group of workers including laborers, 
laborers/water and wastewater secondary operators, and labor/ 
equipment operators. 

Employees of the newly created DPW narrowly voted to 
affiliate themselves with the Teamster's union (Local 404). We 
are currently in negotiations with the union and will keep 
resident's informed of the results in our newsletter and at the 
Town Meetings. 

Department of Public Works Prodjects 

In addition to the routine work of the DPW that makes our 
town a better place to live in, we want to point out several sig- 
nificant projects accomplished during the year: 

The experience and knowledge of the workers in the High- 
way Division contributed to a plan to alleviate the road -flood- 



ing situation on Prospect Street near the Hatfield Market. Long- 
time employee Sonny Wendolowski's analysis of the problem 
and the highway crew's professional work has corrected a situa- 
tion that has affected residents and motorists for several years. 

Using Chapter 90 money from the State, the DPW began 
a multi-year road project including milling and resurfacing many 
town roads. Bill Young has been reviewing engineering propos- 
als in anticipation of the preparation of plans for a town-wide 
sidewalk rehabilitation to begin during the 1999-construction 
season. These plans must take into consideration state require- 
ments for handicapped accessibility. Bill is also reviewing needed 
drainage projects for Prospect Street, King Street, and Depot 
Road. The availability of state aid will determine the extent to 
which these projects are addressed. 

Emergency pump repairs and pump motor upgrades within 
Water Division operations underscore the efficiency of the new 
DPW. The Water Division used the extensive mechanical expe- 
rience of the Sewer Division's Brian McGrath. The result was 
timeliness in repairs and negated significant charges by outside 
vendors. 

Administration 

In January 1999, Mary Burgess, Administrative Assistant 
since September 1994, left her position for enhanced opportuni- 
ties in the private sector. Mary's ability to serve the varying de- 
mands of changing Boards of Selectmen and her detailed knowl- 
edge of municipal operations expedited the achievements of 
many established goals. We thank her for her dedication to the 
Board and the town, and wish her all the best in her future career 
plans. 

We have re-titled the postion of Administrative Assistant 
to Town Administrator to reflect accurately the wide range of 
duties and knowledge required by the position, and to be consis- 
tent with the private-sector terminology. We formed a search 
committe consisting of Sandra Shields, Martha Cycz, and Peter 
Greenwald to develop the most qualified and capable candidates 
for this vital position. In the interim, we have retained Mary on 
an hourly, as-needed basis to assist with the preparation of the 
Selectmen's FY00 annual budget, and development of the An- 
nual Town Meeting warrant and motions. 

The town-hall support staff (one full-time, two part time) 
continues its service to all part-time boards and departments (ex- 
cept Town Clerk/Treasurer, Collector, and Assessors, all of whom 
have their own staff). Teresa Huddock-Fortier, town hall lead 
secretary, has participated in several professional development 
programs this year. In addition to her tremendous overall sup- 
port of town departments and committees, her specialized train- 
ing has enhances the abilities of the Building Commissioner and 
the Board of Health to respond to the concerns of residents. She 
also serves as a coordinator for guiding applicants through the 
maze of the permitting process. 



Ruth Kuchyt continues her support of the Town Accoun- 
tant and Treasurer operations. Proposed staffing changes for 
FY00 will increase the level and depth of support for the ac- 
counting function and transfer all payroll operations into the 
Treasurer's office. These changes will also provide necessary 
support to administration and public works. Nancy Kolokoski 
continues her part-time responsibilities for general office duties 
as well as ambulance billing under the direction of Town Col- 
lector. 

Emergency Services Department (ESD) 

The Board of Selectmen, following many discussions with 
the fire department and ambulance service, has merged the two 
groups under one management structure. In this unification, simi- 
lar in philosophy to the DPW's formation, were held by {he prin- 
cipal of maximizing the quality of service to residents of Hatfield. 
The new structure creates a 30-hour/week director that is trained 
as both a fire chief and emergency medical technician (EMT). 
We are currently in the process of finalizing the search commit- 
tee for the ESD director position. 

Hatfield Community Access Television (HCTV) 

As a consequence of the five-year agreement negotiated 
in 1997 with Media One, we now have a community public ac- 
cess channel (TV- 1 5). The Board, wanting to provide the schools 
with an educational opportunity, elected to locate the studio at 
Smith Academy. Tom Cimino, superintendent of schools, has 
worked with us on this project and the results have been tremen- 
dous. You may have seen some of the preliminary test broad- 
casts involving school events. A fully-operational control room, 
studio, and video editing classroom has been built, and equip- 
ment obtained through Media One agreement, school budget, 
and donations. Richard Muise, technology coordinator at the 
schools has led this effort donating many hours of his time and 
expertise. As with all community TV stations, the essential in- 
gredient is you, the community members. The Selectmen, Cable 
Advisory Committee [CAC] (Martha Armstrong, Kathie Bredin, 
Peter Greenwald, Susan Bartlett Higgins, and Betsy Speeter) and 
the School Committee are finalizing the station's charter, poli- 
cies, and operating procedures. When completed and approved, 
residents may submit shows for broadcasting, develop their own 
original productions, and use the equipment at the studio for 
taping and editing. Free training will be available both at the 
studio and at Media One facility in Northhampton. The opera- 
tion of the station also depends on volunteers. Unlike larger com- 
munities that have a staff, Hatfield Cable TV needs volunteer 
residents to accomplish the myriad activities that are required 
(e.g., control board, camera operator, bulletin board maintenance, 
ect.). Main Street residents John Novak has come forward and, 
with the CAC, has been leading the implementation effort as a 
station manager, but additional volunteers are always necessary. 
Please contact the Cable Advisory Committee (c/o Town Hall) 
if you are interested in any aspect of HCTV. All that is necessary 
is desire - we provide the training and equipment. 



Comprehensive Master Plan 

We believe that many of the challenges of the future in 
Hatfield revolve around residential and commercial growth. The 
Board, as the policy leader for the town, must understand and 
plan for these factors. We have formed a committee to develop a 
town-wide comprehensive master plan. This plan will allow us 
to lead the inevitable future change. We have contracted with 
our regional planning authority, the Pioneer Valley Planning 
Commission (PVPC), to shepherd the process in conjunction 
with the committee. We will be asking residents at the Town 
Meeting in May of 1999 to support the project through support 
of a funding article. 

Watershed Protection 

The Board was dismayed to discover that few safeguards 
were in place to protect the West Hatfield reservoir. In conjunc- 
tion with state agencies and the Conservation Commission, we 
are developing a strategy to acquire and protect land near the 
resrvoir. We cannot have septic fields contaminating our drink- 
ing water supply. In concert with the Conservation Commission, 
we will be presenting articles at the Town Meeting in May 1999 
to enhance our watershed protection bylaw and for funding to 
acquire land. 

Final Thoughts 

This has been a challenging year for the Selectmen and 
residents. We have accomplished far-reaching initiatives that have 
restructured some of the basic operations of the town. 



Change is never easy. Anxiety, uncertainty, and worry al- 
ways surround it. The best remedy for these fears is informa- 
tion. We have communicated much to you throughout the year 
at our meetings, public hearings, and our newsletter, and will 
continue the dialogue in 1999 and beyond. 

The goal our work is to provide forward-thinking and fis- 
cally conservative leadership for our town. We have achieved 
two years of budget reduction in areas we control. We make 
decisions and plans based on the better good of all. We have no 
interest in serving a select group of residents based on family 
name, heritage, location of residence, land ownership, or any 
other criteria. Our vision is not radical or difficult to understand. 
It is a direction and commitment that residents should demand 
from all town officials. The three of us pledge to treat all resi- 
dents fairly and equally. 

We are only months from away the 2 1st Century. It would 
be irresponsible for us not to prepare Hatfield for our children's 
and their children's future. 

Please continue to let us know how we are doing. Your 
attendance at our meetings, telephone calls, letters, and e-mail 
are vital to keep this partnership working. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

E. Lary Grossman, Chairman 
Patrick J. Gaughan 
J. Michael Cahill 



APPROPRIATION TABLE 

7-1-97 TO 6-30-98 

TOWN OF HATFIELD 

FY98 YTD EXPENSES REPORT - GENERAL FUND 







Previous 


Original 


Budget 


Revised 


Actual 




% 


Expense Category/Account 




Year's Balance 


Budget 


Revisions 


Budget 


Expended 


Balance 


Exp 


General Government 


















Moderator 


015114-100 




80.00 




80.00 


80.00 




100 


Selectmen's Salary 


015122-100 




7,350.00 




7,350.00 


7,350.00 




100 


Selectmen's Expense 


015122-120 




3,480.00 




3,480.00 


3,467.14 


12.86 


100 


FY97 encmb Select Exp. 


01522-220 


28.00 






28.00 


28.00 




100 


Refund License Fees 


015122-320 


200.00 






200.00 




200.00 





Plans-Safety Facility 


015122-350 


5,000.00 






5,000.00 




5,000.00 





Administrative Asst Wa 


015123-100 




33,700.00 




33,700.00 


33,700.00 




100 


Adminstrative Asst Ex 


015123-120 




1,100.00 




1,100.00 


1,086.93 


13.07 


99 


Office Supplies/Equipm 


015129-120 




8,300.00 




8,300.00 


7,752.81 


547.19 


93 


FY97 Encmb Office Sup% 


015129-220 


1,333.00 






1,333.00 


1,332.54 


0.46 


100 


Finance Committee Exp. 


015131-120 




750.00 




750.00 


156.97 


593.03 


21 


Finance Comm Reserve F 


015132-120 




50,000.,00 


(15,062.58) 


34,937.42 




34,937.42 





Accountant's Wages 


015135-100 




13,282.00 


2,450.00 


15,732.00 


15,732.00 




100 


Accountant's Expenses 


015135-120 




3,700.00 




3,700.00 


3,608.31 


91.69 


98 


Auditor of Town Record 


015135-130 




5,750.00 




5,750.00 


5,750.00 




100 


Accounting Software 


015135-380 






4,000.00 


4,000.00 


3,939.00 


61.00 


98 


Assessors' Salaries 


015141-100 




7,000.00 




7,000.00 


7,000.00 




100 


Admin Asst Assessors' 


015141-102 




27,009.00 


4,448.00 


31,457.00 


31,292.40 


164.60 


99 


Asst Assessor Special 


015141-104 




20,602.00 




20,602.00 


20,528.82 


73.18 


100 


Assessors' Expense 


015141-120 




17,214.00 


(4,448.00) 


12,766.00 


12,690.50 


75.50 


99 


FY97 Encmb. Assessors Wa 


015141-200 


85.00 






85.00 


84.90 


0.10 


100 


FY97 encmb. Assessors Ex 


015141-220 


1,964.00 






1,964.00 


1,963.75 


0.25 


100 


Assessors Maps 


015141-360 


2,124.86 






2,124.86 




2,124.86 





1998 Revaluation 


015141-370 


14,625.00 






14,625.00 


11.850.00 


2,775.00 


81 


Treasurer's Salary 


015145-100 




21,090.00 




21,090.00 


21,090.00 




100 


Treasurer's Expense 


015145-120 




10,500.00 




10,500.00 


10,358.67 


141.33 


99 


FY97 Encmb. Treasurer Ex. 


015145-220 


2,575.00 






2,575.00 


2,345.96 


229.04 


91 


Collector's Salary 


015146-100 




24,060.00 




24,060.00 


24,060.00 




100 


Collector's Expense 


015146-120 




8,060.00 




8,060.00 


6,232.31 


1,827.69 


77 


Town Counsel 


015151-120 




5,250.00 




5,250.00 


4,244.00 


1,006.00 


81 


Legal/Professional Exp. 


015151-125 




3,000.00 


7,660.25 


10,660.25 


1,025.83 


9,634.42 


10 


Town Officials Count A 


015151-140 




1,000.00 




1,000.00 




1,000.00 





Update Town Law Books 


015151-150 




1,000.00 




1,000.00 


987.03 


12.97 


99 


FY97 Encmb. Town Counsel 


015151-220 


2.343.00 




100 


2,343.00 


2,343.00 


100 




FY97 Encmb. Legal/Profes 


015151-225 


575.00 






575.00 


575.00 




100 


Tax Title Funds 


015151-320 


3,001.00 




5,000.,00 


8,001.00 


1,597.50 


6,403.50 


20 


Software Support/Suppl 


015155-120 




1,000.00 




1,000.00 


1,000.00 




100 


Consultant Technology P 


015155-370 


2,000.00 






2,000.00 




2,000.00 





T Hall Secret' 1 StaffW 


015159-100 




44,539.00 




44,539.00 


40,529.14 


4,009.86 


91 


FY97 Encmb. TH Sect. Staf 


015159-200 


170.00 






170.00 


169.53 


0.47 


100 


Town Clerk Salary 


015161-100 




13,000.00 




13,000.00 


13,000.00 




100 


Town Clk/Treas StaffW 


015161-104 




13,180.00 




13,180.00 


12,581.34 


598.66 


95 


Town clerk Expense 


015161-120 




2,825.00 




2,825.00 


2,805.50 


19.50 


99 


FY97 Encmb. Town Clerk 


015161-220 


678.00 






678.00 


621.87 


56.13 


92 


Records Restoration-F9 


015161-350 


5,000.00 






5,000.00 


5,000.00 




100 


Records Restoration-F9 


015161-360 


5,000.00 






5,000.00 


5,000.00 




100 


Election & Regist. Wag 


015162-100 




2,950.00 




2,950.00 


2,338.95 


611.05 


79 



10 







Previous 


Original 


Budget Revised 


Actual 




% 


Expense Category/Account 




Year's Balance 


Budget 


Revisions Budget 


Expended 


Balance 


Exp. 


General Government 
















Election & Regist.Exp 


015162-120 




1,600.00 


1,600.00 


1,567.34 


32.66 


98 


FY97Encmb. elect/Reg. 


015162-220 


250.00 




250.00 


222.30 


27.70 


89 


Conservation Comm Exp. 


015171-120 




650.00 


650.00 


350.54 


299.46 


54 


Planning Board Salarie 


015175-100 




1,500.00 


1,500.00 




1,500.00 





Planning Board Expense 


015175-120 




2,760.00 


2,760.00 


165.42 


2,594.58 


6 


Pioneer Valley Assess 


015175-380 




477.60 


477.60 


477.60 




100 


Zoning Bd/Appeals Sala 


015176-100 




400.00 


400.00 


150.00 


250.00 


38 


Zoning Bd/Appeals Expe 


015176-120 


850.00 




850.00 


332.58 


517.42 


39 


Legal Services-LaBrie 


015176-370 


8.000.00 




8,000.00 




8,000.00 





Public Bldgs. Maint Wag 


015192-100 




9,336.00 


9,336.00 


7,942.73 


1,393.27 


85 


Public Bldgs. Maint Exp. 


015192-120 




21,658.00 


21,658.00 


20.986.29 


671.71 


97 


Town Clock Maintenance 


015192-140 




630.00 


630.00 


30.00 


600.00 


5 


FY97Encmb. Town Hall wa 


015192-200 


34.00 




34.00 


33.80 


0.20 


99 


FY97Encmb. Public Build 


015192-220 


2,420.00 




2,420.00 


2,295.00 


125.00 


95 


Town Hall Restoration 


015192-370 


20,000.00 




20,000.00 


10,275.00 


9,725.00 


51 


Insurance 


015193-120 




41,321.00 


41,321.00 


28,843.00 


12,478.00 


70 


Print/Deliver Town Rep. 


015195-120 




2,000.00 


2,000.00 


1,956.60 


43.40 


98 


FY97 Bills of Prior Ye 


015199-220 
[MENT 






2,225.59 2,225.59 


2,225.59 




100 


TOTAL GENERAL GOVERIS 


77,405.86 


433,953.60 


6,273.26 517,632.72 


405,153.49 


112,479.23 


78 


PROJECT, PERSONS & PROPERTY 














Police Dept. Salaries 


015210-100 




87,194.00 


87,194.00 


69,491.09 


17,702.91 


80 


Police Department Expe 


015210-120 




13,500.00 


13,500.00 


9,104.52 


4,395.48 


67 


FY97 Encmb.Police Wages 


015210-200 


743.00 




743.00 


742.52 


0.48 


100 


FY97Encmb. Police Exp. 


015210-220 


1,853.00 




1,853.00 


1,379.10 


473.90 


74 


Vaccine Shots 


015210-310 


3,895.50 




3,895.50 




3,895.50 





Police New Cruiser 


015210-370 


30,000.00 




30,000.00 


30,000.00 




100 


Fire Dept. Salaries 


015220-100 




21,192.00 


21,192.00 


21,192.00 




100 


Fire Dept. Expense 


015220-120 




23,800.00 


23,800.00 


20,074.00 


3,726.00 


84 


FY97Enclmb.Fire Dept. 


015220-220 


290.00 




290.00 


290.00 




100 


Fire Dept Equipment 


015220-350 


730.10 




730.10 




730.10 





Doors Fire Station 


015220-360 


1,997.00 




1,997.00 




1,997.00 





Fire Dept. Pagers 


015220-361 


80.00 




80.00 




80.00 





Auto Extrication Equip 


015220-370 


31,644.00 




31,644.00 


28,119.65 


3,524.35 


89 


Ambulance Wages 


015231-100 




11,004.00 


1,950.83 12,954.83 


12,954.83 




100 


Ambulance Expense 


015231-120 




7,900.00 


7,900.00 


7,549.04 


350.96 


96 


FY97Encmb.Ambulance Wa 


015231-200 


215.00 




215.00 


214.36 


0.64 


100 


Ambulance Storage Faci 


015231-360 


338.04 




338.04 


114.00 


194.04 


43 


Ambulance Dept. Pagers 


015231-361 


40.00 




40.00 




40.00 





Inspections Serv Salari 


015241-100 




25,800.00 


25,800.00 


25,800.00 




100 


Inspection Serv Expens 


015241-120 




3,100.00 


3,100.00 


2,708.65 


391.35 


87 


FY97Encmb. Inspection W 


015241-200 


400.00 




400.00 


400.00 




100 


Inspect Animals/Slaugh 


015249-100 




700.00 


700.00 


555.85 


144.15 


79 


Civil Defense Wages 


015291-100 




500.00 


500.00 


500.,00 




100 


Civil Defense Expense 


015291-120 




680.00 


680.00 




680.00 





Emergency Plan Comm.Ex. 


015291-130 




2,250.00 


2,250.00 


2,247.84 


2.16 


100 


FY97Encmb.Emergency PI 


015291-230 


207.00 




207.00 


206.25 


0.75 


100 


Dog Officer Wages 


015292-100 




800.00 


120.00 920.00 


920.00 




100 


Dog Officer Expense 


015292-120 




700.00 


600.00 1,300.00 


1,292.45 


7.55 


99 


Tree Warden Wages 


015294-100 




1,501.00 


1,501.00 


1,493.98 


7.02. 


100 


Tree Warden Expense 


015294-120 




17,500.00 


17,500.00 


15,489.60 


2,010.40 


89 



11 







Previous 


Original 


Budget 


Revised 


Actual 




% 


Expense Category/Account 




Year's Balance 


Budget 


Revisions 


Budget 


Expended 


Balance 


Exp. 


General Government 


















Right to know Wages 


015299-100 




500.00 




500.00 




500.00 





Field Dr/Fence view Wa 


015299-105 
> & PROPERTY 




175.00 




175.00 


175.00 




100 


TOTAL PROJECT, PERSON! 


72,432.64 


218,796.00 


2,670.83 


293,899.47 


253.044.73 


40.854.74 


86 


EDUCATION 


















Schools 


015300-120 




2,584,424.00 


60,419.00 


2,644,843.00 2,491.850.96 


152,992.04 




FY97 Encumb. Schools 


015300-220 


119,236.00 






119,236.00 


117,855.26 


1,380.74 


99 


S/A-Design Roof Replac 


015300-360 


4,416.50 






4,416.50 




4,416.50 





Remove/Repl Oil Tank-C 


015300-361 


20,000.00 




(15,000.00) 


5.000.00 




5,000.00 





Replace Smith Acad. Ro 


015300-370 


2,385.00 






2,385.00 




2,385.00 





Breor Schl-Oil Tank Re 


015300-371 


5,000.00 






5,000.00 


117.80 


4,882.20 


2 


School-Litigation Spec 


015300-372 


4,418.00 






4,418.00 


4,418.00 




100 


technology Plan 


015300-380 


31,324.00 






31.324.00 


30.472.46 


851.54 


97 


FY98 SPED Expense 


015300-381 






10,000.00 


10,000,00 




10,000.00 





Vocational Tuition/Tra 


015320-120 




177,716.00 




177,716.00 


133,458.00 


44.258.00 


75 


TOTAL EDUCATION 


186,779.50 


2,762,140.00 


55,419.00 


3,004,338.50 2,778.172.48 


226,166.02 


92 


PUBLIC WORKS AND FACILITIES 
















Highway Dept Wages 


015422-100 




149,975.00 




149,975.00 


126,900.27 


23,074.73 


85 


Highway Dept. Overtime 


015422-116 




10,000.00 




10,000.00 


8,291.93 


1,708.07 


83 


Highway Dept Operating 


015422-120 




100,000.00 




100,000.00 


74,828.27 


25,171.73 


75 


FY97Encmb. Highway Wage 


015422-200 


720.00 






720.00 


719.52 


0.48 


100 


Highway Fuel Tanks 


015422-380 






38,000.00 


38,000.00 




38,000.00 





Street Lights 


015424-120 




24,931.00 




24,931.00 


22,427.46 


2,503.54 


90 


Town Mechanic Wages 


015429-100 




31,500.00 




31,500.00 


30,934.00 


566.00 


98 


Town Mechanic Overtime 


015429-116 




2,000.00 




2.000.00 


720.00 


1,280.00 


36 


Town Mechanic Expenses 


015429-120 




77,800.00 




77,800.00 


70,585.88 


7,214.12 


91 


Solid Waste&Dump Mt Wa 


015433-100 




24.681.00 




24,681.00 


20,717.46 


3,963.54 


84 


Solid Waste&Dump Mt Ex. 


015433-120 




53,650.00 




53,650.00 


25,628.80 


28,021.20 


48 


Hilltown Res. Manage. Co 


015433-123 




11.150.37 




11,150.37 


11,150.37 




100 


FY97Encmb. Solid Waste 


015433-200 


98.00 






98.00 


97.20 


0.80 


99 


Landfill Closing-Final 


015433-360 


2,700.81 






2,700.81 


1,256.90 


1,443.91 


47 


Engineering Cost-Landf 


015433-370 


35,500.00 






35.500.00 


34,500.00 


1,000.00 


97 


Sewer Dept Wages 


015440-100 




75.706.00 




75,706.00 


75,057.85 


648.15 


99 


Sewer Commission Salar 


015440-110 




2,860.00 




2,860.00 


2,860.00 




100 


Sewer Dept. Expense 


015440-120 




113,200.00 


30,000.00 


143,200.00 


116,875.98 


26,324.02 


82 


FY97Encmb. Sewer Wages 


015440-200 


336.00 






336.00 


335.16 


0.84 


100 


FY97Encmb Sewer Exp 


015440-220 


79.00 






79.00 


78.65 


0.35 


100 


Sewer Extension-N Hatf 


015440-340 


36,859.00 






36.859.00 




36,859.00 





Engineer-Sewer Proj Br 


015440-360 


4,500.00 






4,500.00 


4.500.00 




100 


Sewer Proj-Bridge/Gore 


015440-370 


38,500.00 






38,500.00 


38,500.00 




100 


Water Dept Wages 


015450-100 




78,007.00 




78.007.00 60.822.33 


17.184.67 


78 


Water Commissioner Sal 


015450-110 




2,860.00 




2,860.00 


1,757.19 


1,102.81 


61 


Water Dept. Expense 


015450-120 




102.490.00 




102,490.00 


99.055.26 


3,434.74 


97 


FY97Encmb. WaterWages 


015450-200 


74.00 






74.00 


73.52 


0.48 


99 


FY97Encmb. Water Dept. 


015450-220 


14,407.00 






14,407.00 


14,406.25 


0.75 


100 


Run Gutter Brook Reser 


015450-340 


12,071.06 






12.071.06 




12.071.06 





Constr WaterFiler Fac. 


015450-350 


189,211.92 






189.211.92 


116.652.59 


72.559.33 


62 


Redevelope Omasta Well 


015450-380 






15.000.00 


15,000.00 


15.000.00 




100 


Cemetery Expense 


015491-120 




5.950.00 


481.50 


6,431.50 


6,431.50 




100 


Purchase lots-Main St 


015491-350 
D FACILITIES 


1,498.40 






1,498.40 




1,498.40 





TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS AN 


336,555.19 


866.760.37 
12 


83,481.50 


1.286.797.06 


981.164.34 


305.632.72 


76 



Expense Category/Account 
General Government 
HUMAN SERVICES 

Bd of Health Salaries 
Board of Health Expens 
Council on Aging Wages 
Transport of Elderly W 
Council on Aging Expen 
Transport of Elderly E 
FY97Encmb. COAging Wage 
FY97Encmb.COATransWa 
COA-Upgrade Kitchen 
Veterans' Service Sala 
Veterans' Service Expe 
Oliver Smith Will Elec 
TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 





Previous 


Original 


Budget 


Revised 


Actual 




% 




Year's Balance 


Budget 


Revisions 


Budget 


Expended 


Balance 


Exp. 


015510-100 




13,000.00 




13,000.00 


13.000.00 




100 


015510-120 




11,200.00 




11,200.00 


2,129.74 


9,070.26 


19 


015541-100 




14,820.00 




14,820.00 


14,820.00 




100 


015541-106 




10,175.00 


1,800.00 


11,975.00 


11,975.00 




100 


015541-120 




1,250.00 




1.250.00 


1,233.42 


16.58 


99 


015541-130 




1,100.00 




1.100.00 


1,100.00 




100 


015541-200 


49.00 






49.00 


48.78 


0.22 


100 


015541-206 


35.00 






35.00 


34.16 


0.84 


98 


015541-370 


14,000.00 






14,000.00 


1,368.35 


12.631.65 


10 


015543-100 




450.00 




450.00 


450.00 




100 


015543-120 




3,050.00 




3,050.00 


558.94 


2,491.06 


18 


015560-100 




25.00 




25.00 


25.00 




100 



14,084.00 



55.070.00 



1.800.00 



70,954.00 46,743.39 24,210.61 



66 



CULTURE AND RECITATION 



Library Wages 
Library Expense 
FY97Encmb.Library Wage 
Library Handicap Ramp 
Recreation Wages 
Recreation Expense 
FY97Encmb.Recreation W 
FY97 Encmb Recreation 
Historical Comm Expens 
FY97Encmb. Historical E. 
Memorial Day Parade 
Cultural Council Expen 
TOTAL CULTURE AND 



015610-100 
015610-120 
015610-200 
015610-370 
015630-100 
015630-120 
015630-200 
015630-220 
015691-120 
015691-220 
015692-120 
015699-120 
RECREATION 



12.00 
1000.00 



100.00 
505.00 

2.850.00 



31.049.00 
21,200.00 



2,250.00 
5,075.00 



3,600.00 

1,925.00 
25.00 



31,049.00 


25,225.95 


5,823.05 


81 


21,200.00 


19,854.98 


1,345.02 


94 


12.00 


12.00 




100 


8.000.00 


1.734.00 


6,266.00 


22 


2.250.00 


2,250.00 




100 


5,075.00 


5,044.70 


30.30 


99 


100.00 


100.00 




100 


505.00 


504.90 


0.10 


100 


3,600.00 


1,926.90 


1,673.10 


54 


2,850.00 


2,350.00 


500.00 


82 


1,925.00 


1.365.77 


559.23 


71 


25.00 




25.00 






11,467.00 



65,124.00 



0.00 



76,591.00 60,369.20 16,221.80 



79 



DEBT SERVICE 

School Loan-Principal 1 57 1 0- 1 20 

Sewer Construct Loan P 1 57 1 0- 1 28 

Sewer Extension Loan P 1 57 1 0- 1 32 

Smith Acdmy Roof Princ 015710-136 

Water Filt. Plant Princ 015710-140 

Municipal Purpose Prin 1 57 1 0- 1 44 

School Loan-Interest 1 575 1 - 1 20 

Sewer Construt Loan 1 575 1 - 1 28 

Sewer Extension Loan 015751-132 

Smith Acdmy Roof Inter 015751-136 

Water Filt. Plant Inter 015751-140 

Municipal Purpose Inte. 1 575 1 - 1 44 

Interest Probable 015752-120 
TOTAL DEBT SERVICE 



160,000.00 

110,000.00 

50,000.00 

50,000.00 

61,539.00 

82.500.00 

17,360.00 

18,150.00 

11,441.00 

12,270.00 

120,000.00 

6.428.00 

50,000.00 



160,000.00 


160,000.00 




100 


110,000.00 


110,000.00 




100 


50,000.00 


50,000.00 




100 


50,000.00 


50,000.00 




100 


61,539.00 


61,539.00 




100 


82.500.00 


82,233.00 


267.00 


100 


17,360.00 


17,360.00 




100 


18,150.00 


18,150.00 




100 


11,441.00 


11,441.00 




100 


12,270.00 


12,270.00 




100 


120.000.00 


106,520.55 


13,479.45 


89 


6,428.00 


6,427.40 


0.60 


100 


50,000.00 




50.000.00 






0.00 



749,688.00 



0.00 



749,688.00 685,940.95 63,747.05 



91 



13 





Previous 


Original 


Budget 


Expense Category/Account 


Year's Balance 


Budget 


Revisions 


General Government 









Revised Actual 

Budget Expended Balance 






Exp. 



INTERGOVERNMENTAL EXPENSES 

Charter School Assessm 015820-630 

School Choice Assmnt 015820-631 

St Assmnt Air Pol Cont 015820-640 

St. Assess RM V non ren 1 5820-647 

FY97 RM V Non-renewal F 1 5820-648 

Hampshire County Tax 015830-621 

TOTAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL EXPENSES 



861.00 

1,160.00 
12,426.00 



0.00 



14,447.00 



TOTT 



37,416.00 

4,025.00 

861.00 

1,160.00 
12,426.00 
14,447.00 



(37.416.00) 

(4,025.00) 

861.00 

1,260.00 

12,425.92 






(1,260.00) 

1,160.00 

0.08 



55,987.92 (41,540.92) 



100 



100 

1ST 



MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES 

Hampshire Co. Retireeme 1 59 1 1 - 1 20 

Chapter 32B Insurance 015914-120 

FY97Encumb. Insurance 015914-220 137.00 

Social Security Tax 015916-120 

Trans.to Water Surplus 01 5972-45 1 

Landfill Closure Fund 015993-120 

Special Prjcts in Fund 015999-903 

TOTAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES 137.00 

TOTAL EXPENSES: 698,861.19 



116,977.00 
130,000.00 

21,700.00 

50,000.00 



95,700.00 



116,977.00 

130,000.00 

137.00 

21,700.00 

50,000.00 
95,700.00 



116,977.00 

102,822.00 

136.81 

19,150.47 

57,080.80 



27,178.00 

0.19 

2,549.53 

(57,080.80) 

50,000.00 

95,700.00 



318,677.00 95.700.00 414,514.00 296,167.08 118,346.92 



100 

79 

100 

88 







71 



5,484,655.97 245,344.59 6.428,861.75 5,562,743.58 866,118.17 



87 



14 







General 


Assets 




Fund 


Cash, Pooled 




$1,676,728.62 


1 998 Personal Property 




1,447.27 


1 997 Personal Property 




607.18 


1996 Personal Property 




507.67 


1 995 Personal Property 




410.26 


1994 Personal Property 




152.46 


1993 Personal Property 




225.14 


1992 Personal Property 




925.58 


1991 Personal Property 




156.31 


1 989 Personal Property 




20.00 


1988 Personal Property 




686.25 


1987 Personal Property 




35.00 


1986 Personal Property 




205.92 


1985 Personal Property 




39.20 


1984 Personal Property 




23.52 


1983 Personal Property 




22.58 


1981 Personal Property 




284.40 


Total Personal Property 




5,748.74 


1998 Real Estate 




136,998.81 


1997 Real Estate 




31,194.87 


1996 Real Estate 




15,623.24 


1995 Real Estate 




1,713.67 


Total Real Estate 




185,530.59 


1 998 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt. 


(39,959.34) 


1997 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt. 


(7,647.06) 


1996 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt 


.(18,329.94) 


1995 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt 


(19,159.96) 


1994 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt 


(31,605.72) 


1993 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt 


(38,389.00) 


1 992 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt 


(19,569.72) 


1991 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt 


(5,836.58) 


1990 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt 


(600.91) 


1 989 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt 


(956.80) 


1988 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt 


(686.25 


1987 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt 


(273.00) 


1 986 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt 


(205.91) 


1985 Allow, for Abate. & Exempt 


(39.20) 


1984 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt 


(23.52) 


1983 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt 


(22.58) 


1982 Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt 


(284.40) 


Total Allow, for Abate. & 


Exempt 


(183,589.89) 


Tax Liens 




141,134.78 


1998 Motor Vehicle Excise 


16,201.10 


1997 Motor Vehicle Excise 


4,201.46 


1996 Motor Vehicle Excise 


2,086.08 


1995 Motor Vehicle Excise 


1,917.71 


1994 Motor Vehicle Excise 


3,253.33 


1993 Motor Vehicle Excise 


1,000.64 


1992 Motor Vehicle Excise 


1,186.03 



TOWN OF HATFIELD, BALANCE SHEET 

JUNE 30,1998 

Special Trust & 

Revenues Agency 

$1,010,320.20 $586,926.49 



Long-Term 
Debt 



15 





General 


Special 


Assets 


Fund 


Revenues 


1991 Motor Vehicle Excise 


1,222.82 




1990 Motor Vehicle Excise 


2,485.12 




1989 Motor Vehicle Excise 


1,482.09 




1988 Motor Vehicle Excise 


2,024.68 




Total Motor Vehicle Excise 


37,061.06 





Trust & 
Agency 



Long-Term 
Debt 






Farm Animal Excise 



347.00 



97 Water Charges 




12,557.97 






97 Water Liens 




291.92 






98 Water Liens 




2,379.86 






98 Sewer Charges 




6,370.00 






97 Sewer Liens 




616.36 






98 Sewer Liens 




3,026.78 






Ambulance Charges 




57,034.84 






A/T/B/P School 








120,000.00 


A/T/B/P Sewer 








220,000.00 


A/T/B/P Sewer N. Hatfield Rd. 








144,884.00 


A/T/B/P Water Filtration 








2,338,461.00 


A/T/B/P Ambulance Building 








69,000.00 


A/T/B/P Smith Academy Roof Repair 








250,000.00 


A/T/B/P Landfill Capping 








600,000.00 


TOTAL ASSETS 


$1,862,960.90 


$1,092,597.93 


$586,926.49 


$3,742,345.00 




GENERAL 


SPECIAL 


TRUST & 


LONG-TERM 


LIABILITIES 


FUND 


REVENUES 


AGENCY 


DEBT 


Warrants Payable 


$183,030.81 


$22,754.44 


$3,136.10 




Federal Withholding Payable 


0.00 








FICA Withholding Payable 


0.00 








Medicare Withholding Payable 


0.00 








State Withholding Payable 


0.00 








Retirement Withholding Payable 


0.00 








Health Insurance Withholding Payable 


(4,336.48) 








Life Ins. Withheld Payable 


41.20 








Def.Rev.- Property & Real Estate Taxes 


7,689.44 








Def.Rev.- Tax Liens 


141,134.78 








Def.Rev.- Motor Vehicle Excise 


37,061.06 








Def.Rev.- Farm Animal 


347.00 








Def.Rev.- Water Charges 




12,557.97 






Def.Rev.- Water Liens 




2,671.78 






Def.Rev.- Sewer Charges 




6,370.00 






Def.Rev.- Sewer Liens 




3,643.14 






Def.Rev.- Ambulance Charges 




57,034.84 






Off Duty Details 






4,550.66 




D.A.R.E. Telephone 






(343.96) 





Bonds Payable School 



120,000.00 



16 



Assets 

Bonds Payable Sewer 
Bonds Payable, Sewer N. Hatfield Rd. 
Bonds Payable, Water filtration 
Bonds Payable, Ambulance Building 
Bonds Payable, Smith Academy 
Bonds Payable, Landfill Capping 

TOTAL LIABILITIES 



FUND EQUITY 

Reserve for Encumbrances 
Reserve for Carryovers 
Free Cash to Balance FY99 
Undesignated Fund Balance 
Over/Under Assessments 

Water 

Reserve for Carryovers 

Sewer 

Reserve for Encumbrances 

Reserve for Carryovers 

Ambulance 

Reserve for Carryovers 

Cultural Council 
School Cafeteria 
Highway Grant #35901 
Septic Computer Grant 
331 Drug Free Schools 
391 Early Childhood 
262 SPED EC Allocation 
303 Math/Science Training 
240 SPED 94-142 Allocation 
274 Cirriculum Frameworks 
346 Health Education 
602 Education Technology 
Community Service Learning 
School to Work 
Student Activity 
Robert Ryan Fund 
Donations/Gifts to School 
PreSchool Program 
Community Education 
Athletic Revolving 
School Building use 

COPS Fast 
Law Enforcement 
D.A.R.E. 

Community Policing 
Council on Aging - Formula 



General 
Fund 



Special 
Revenues 



$364,967.81 

GENERAL 
FUND 

180,894.06 
382,708.44 
200,000.00 
735,650.59 
(1,260.00) 



105,032.17 

SPECIAL 
REVENUES 



342,819.97 
216,503.80 
137,987.01 
26,324.02 
50,000.00 
29,465.16 
50,000.00 

1,050.64 

(9,716.58) 

(63,521.05) 

12,111.05 

1,660.45 

(9,500.00) 

1,118.85 

172.00 

2,216.85 

2,925.00 

932.50 

356.67 

2,009.78 

2,000.00 

28,389.84 

488.14 

567.33 

4,917.83 

2,575.93 

6,758.62 

150.00 

(1,675.00) 

52.00 

721.07 

1,270.70 

352.83 



Trust & 


Long-Term 


Agency 


Debt 




220,000.00 




144,884.00 




2,338,461.00 




69,000.00 




250,000.00 




600,000.00 


7,342.80 


3,742,345.00 


TRUST & 


LONG-TERM 


AGENCY 


DEBT 



17 



Assets 

Council on Aging - Incentive 

Library Incentive Grant 

Municipal Equalization Grant 

Non-Resident Circulation Grant 

Tobacco Shed Grant 

Council on Aging - H.V.E.S. Grant 

COA Programs Rides & Trips 

COA Medical Equipment Donations 

Wetlands Protection 

Jaws of Life Donations 

Emergency Plan Donations 

Ryan Donation - Recreation & Museum 

Library Special Gifts 

Recreation Donations 

Tobacco Shed Donations 



General 
Fund 



Special 
Revenues 

58.50 

15,198.96 

839.51 

137.52 

(16,370.00) 

5,734.84 

385.51 

433.08 

5,958.54 

10,301.73 

281.44 

1,000.00 

921.47 

210.00 

17,500.00 



Trust & 
Agency 



Long-Term 
Debt 



Landfill Closing 


95,752.93 






Bridge & Gore Street Project 


7,736.32 






Michael Slysz 




6,501.50 




Maude Boli 




42,947.58 




Graduation 




61,848.10 




Cemetery 




60,062.36 




Cemetery - State Holdings 




300.00 




Tobacco Shed 




10,000.00 




Stabilization 




323,761.82 




Michael Slysz 




1,447.89 




325th Anniversary 




3,228.93 




Ambulance 




34,334.18 




Maude Boli 




1,482.45 




Graduation 




13,332.49 




Tobacco Shed 




590.53 




Unemployment Trust 




13,596.76 




Worker's Compensation 




6,149.10 




Bonds Auth-Water West St. 






(20,000.00) 


Bonds Auth-Roads, Bridge & Gore 






(1,400,000.00) 


Bonds Auth-Sewer, Bridge & Gore 






(1,695,000.00) 


Bonds Auth-Landfill Capping 






(200,000.00) 


B\A Offset-Water West St. 






20,000.00 


B\A Offset-Roads, Bridge & Gore 






1,400,000.00 


B\A Offset-Sewer, Bridge & Gore 






1,695,000.00 


B\A Offset-Close Landfill 






200,000.00 


TOTAL FUND EQUITY 1,497,993.09 


987,565.76 


579,583.69 


0.00 


TOTAL LIABILITIES 








& FUND EQUITY $ 1 ,862,960.90 


$1,092,597.93 


$586,926.49 


$3,742,345.00 



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BALANCE 
REAL ESTATE June 30, 1997 

1995 24,909.06 

1996 64,879.76 

1997 114,983.57 
1998 

ROLL BACK TAXES 

1996 6,051.11 

1998 

PERSONAL PROPERTY 



TOWN COLLECTOR 

YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1998 
COMMITTED COLLECTED ABATED REFUND TAX TITLE 



3,008,632.33 



12,906.70 



8,491.39 

32,793.88 

67,416.48 

2,835,613.06 



12,906.70 



1982 


284.40 






1983 


22.58 






1984 


23.52 






1985 


39.20 






1986 


205.92 






1987 


35.00 






1988 


686.25 






1989 


20.00 






1990 


156.31 






1991 


925.58 






1992 


225.14 






1994 


152.46 






1995 


644.19 




233.93 


1996 


600.34 




92.67 


1997 


2,452.91 




1,413.41 


1998 




117,418.23 


115,312.90 


FARMS 








1993 


486.50 




139.50 


1997 


124.00 




124.00 


1998 




1,645.25 


1,645.25 


WATER 








1996 


12,846.47 




4,015.43 


1997 




334,671.48 


310,427.88 


WATER LIENS 








1996 


918.43 




918.39 


1997 


837.48 




338.83 


1998 




10,498.17 


8,118.31 


SEWER 








1997 


8,043.61 




2,861.48 


1998 




173,095.00 


157,543.00 


SEWER LIENS 








1996 


592.26 




592.26 


1997 


616.36 






1998 




6,150.24 


3,123.46 


AMBULANCE 


47,898.26 


60,394.66 


48,727.61 


PARKING FINES 


75.00 


360.00 


195.00 


DOG FINES 




100.00 


100.00 


MOBILE HOMES 




5,760.00 


5,760.00 



111.48 

484.36 

31,486.46 

39,901.05 

6,215.09 



1.65 

31,345.55 
3,880.59 

163.98 



14,594.17 
15,978.28 
16,231.31 



452.42 
672.62 



20.10 
14.56 



OUTSTANDING 

BALANCE 

LIENS June 30, 1998 

1,713.67 

15,623.24 

31,194.87 

136,998.81 

0.00 
0.00 

284.40 

22.58 

23.52 

39.20 

205.92 

35.00 

686.25 

20.00 

156.31 

925.58 

225.14 

152.46 

410.26 

507.67 

607.18 

1,447.27 

347.00 
0.00 
0.00 



92.53 
12,391.69 



8,738.51 



706.06 



206.73 



5,182.13 



9,442.00 



260.00 



2,530.47 



(0.00) 
12,557.97 



0.04 

291.92 

2,379.86 



(0.00) 
6,370.00 

0.00 

616.36 

3,026.78 

57,034.84 

240.00 

0.00 

0.00 



19 





BALANCE 


COMMITTED 


COLLECTED 


ABATED 


REFUND 


MOTOR VEHICLE 










1984 




10.00 


10.00 






1987 




7.50 


7.50 






1988 


2,047.18 




22.50 






1989 


1,513.34 




31.25 






1990 


2,511.37 




26.25 






1991 


1,249.70 




26.88 






1992 


1,186.03 










1993 


1,138.77 




138.13 






1994 


1,980.62 




123.54 






1995 


2,058.85 




172.39 






1996 


3,192.96 


6,471.57 


7,914.71 


105.11 


381.77 


1997 


25,400.01 


97.025.16 


117,881.63 


2,573.02 


2,156.98 


1998 




379,243.51 


337,501.14 


32,879.72 


7,338.45 


SPECIAL FARM & 










REPAIR PLATES 










1994 


1,396.25 










1995 


31.25 










1996 




312.35 


252.75 







OUTSTANDING 

BALANCE 

TAX TITLE LIENS June 30, 1998 



0.00 
0.00 
2,024.68 
1,482.09 
2,485.12 
1,222.82 
1,186.03 
1,000.64 
1,857.08 
1,886.46 
2,026.48 
4,127.50 
16,201.10 



1,396.25 
31.25 
59.60 



Respectfully Submitted, 

Joanne M. Porada 
Town Collector 



20 



BOARD OF ASSESSORS 



In 1998, the Board continued to implement our number 
one priority of improving public relations. The office is open 
Monday through Friday 8:00 - 12:00 and 12:30 - 4:30 and on 
Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. Board meetings are 
held twice a month on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 P.M. Date 
and time postings can be found on the Town Hall Bulletin Board 
and at the Assessors Office. We encourage property owners to 
visit the office to meet with us and to review their property in- 
formation. Anyone wishing to meet with the Board may sched- 
ule a time by visiting the office or calling 247-0322. 



Massachusetts cities and towns are mandated to update 
property values every three years. The next update will be for 
fiscal year 2001 which will happen in the year 2000. This up- 
date will be based on sales of property during 1998 and 1999. 
The Department of Revenue also requires a data maintenance 
program which involves verifying all data on the property record 
cards. All houses and businesses will be remeasured and the in- 
terior information checked for accuracy. Administrative Assis- 
tant Assessor, JoAnn Greenleaf will be visiting every property 
over the next five years. The data maintenance program will be 
completed for the value update for fiscal year 2004. 



There are two articles regarding the blind and elderly per- 
sons (age 70 and older) that the Board plans to present to the 
Selectmen for the Annual Town meeting in May 1999. The first 
article proposes that the town increase the exemption for the 
blind under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 
5, Clause 37A, from the current $437.50 to $500.00. The second 
article will ask the town to adopt Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause 17D. This exemption of $175.00 
is for persons seventy years of age or older or a surviving spouse 
who qualify under the law. 

Everyone may be aware the assessors' office is using new 
and improved maps. Many of you probably have not heard of 
GIS or Geographic Information System. Because these maps 
are produced in a digital format for computers, attributes such 
as streets, buildings, property lines, waterways, utilities, water 
and sewer systems, and other items as well, can be made "intel- 
ligent" or interconnected with data from our property record da- 
tabase or the Town Clerk's census information. Simply put, it 
allows the user to put each attribute into an overlay layer, which 
can be turned on or off so that custom maps can be easily cre- 
ated. This allows storage and manipulation of data for many dif- 
ferent applications such as emergency response, school bus 
routes, water and sewer lines, conservation and topographical 
information, census information, to name a few. Through the 
generosity and cooperation of the Office of Geographic Infor- 
mation and Analysis at the University of Massachusetts, parcel 
information is now readable in a GIS format. Although this is a 
good first step towards GIS, further development would need to 
happen before the highway, public works, or any other depart- 
ment could find the system useful. GIS technology is progress- 
ing at a fantastic pace and the potential usefulness is unlimited. 
There are inexpensive ways of developing GIS that can include 
state or federal grants. The first step in development of GIS re- 
quires the town to complete a "needs assessment". We believe 
GIS can become an important part of Hatfield's future not only 
as a tool for planning, but also as a method of inter-department 
communication and efficiency. 



JoAnn Greenleaf has been recertified as a Massachusetts 
Accredited Assessor by the Massachusetts Association of As- 
sessing Officers (M.A.A.O.). Recertification is mandated by the 
M.A.A.O. every three years. In order to receive the designation, 
courses are required in appraisal methodology and assessing 
procedures. 

You may have seen a new face in the assessors' office. 
Our new Assessors' Clerk, Audrey Thompson who resides in 
Greenfield, was hired to replace Krista Bybee. As part of the job 
requirements, Audrey will be attending the Assessors' school at 
the University of Massachusetts in the summer of 1999. Krista 
left the office to pursue an administrative position with Mount 
Holyoke College. Krista is an alumni of the college and we wish 
great success in her new endeavor. 

As the year ended the Board had reduced the number of 
"unknown" ownership to two parcels, both located in West 
Hatfield. Over the years there were some parcels in which own- 
ership was unable to be determined. Much of the success of lo- 
cating owners has come from Don Miner of Eaton Associates, 
the meticulous records of "Doc" Eaton and the continuous ef- 
forts of Mr. Ciszewski and Mr. Smith. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you 
for your continued cooperation and assistance. As always, we 
welcome your input as to how we may better serve you and our 
Town 

Board of Assessors 
Ronald Punska, Chairman 
Christopher Smith, Clerk 
Alexander Ciszewski 



21 



Tax Rate Recapitulation 

Total Appropriations $6,086,329.97 

Cherry Sheet Deficits 5,046.00 

Cherry Sheet Charges 14,884.00 

Allowance for Abatements & Exemptions 55,645.84 

Total Amount to be Raised $6,161 905.81 

State Estimated Receipts $ 1 ,053,449.00 

Local Estimated Receipts 632,325.05 

Enterprise funds (Water & Sewer) 628,2 1 8.00 

Free Cash 105,700.00 

Other Available Funds 259,1 10.00 

Free Cash to reduce tax rate 200,000.00 

Total Estimated Receipts $2,878,802.05 

Fiscal Year 1999 Tax Levy $3,283,103.76 

The fiscal year 1999 tax rate was approved by the Department 
of Revenue on October 16, 1998. The real estate and personal 
property tax bills were mailed on October 27, 1998. 

Valuation by Class % Levy by Class 

Residential 177,761,117 68.3301 

Commercial 61,920,871 23,8019 

Industrial 11,580,735 4,4515 

Personal Property 8,888,130 3.4165 

There are 2,040 real estate parcels in the Town of Hatfield and 
135 personal property accounts. 

ABATEMENTS AND EXEMPTIONS GRANTED FOR 





FISCAL YEAR 1999 




# of abatements 


Type 


Amount 


11 


Real Estate 


$2,107.72 


1 


Personal Property 


$28.77 


40 


Veterans 


$11,800.00 


33 


Elderly (Persons over 70) 


$16,500.00 


1 


Blind 


$437.50 


1 


Hardship 


$1,036.98 


1 


Spouse of fireman killed in 
line of duty 


$1,812.23 


Total Amount Granted 


$33,723.20 



MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE 

# of bills Total Value Total Tax 

Levy 1998 4,553 18,582,034 $421,199.28 

Levy 1997 174 1,095,728 $5,751.47 

Motor Vehicle Excise Abatements 

# of Abatements Amount Abated 
Levy 1998 247 $35,601.05 

Levy 1997 18 $615.91 



22 



BOARD OF REGISTRARS 

ANNUAL CENSUS 

The annual census was conducted by mail during the month of January, the complete listing of residents was prepared and 
various reports, such as the jury list, the school lists, and the elderly lists were distributed. The population as of January 1, 1998 was 
3,443. As we approach the finalization of the January 1, 1999 census, we anticipate a slight increase in the population. The annual 
census since 1950 shown below illustrates the growth of our community. 

Year 
Population 

Copies of the annual street list are for sale at the Town Clerk's office. The street list information and the voter list are also 
available on computer disk. Contact the Town Clerk for further information regarding the purchase of these items. 

VOTER REGISTRATION 

Voter registration sessions were held, as required by law, prior to all town meetings and elections. Residents may register to vote 
at the Town Clerk's office during regular business hours. Mail-in voter registration as well as registration at the Registry of Motor 
Vehicles has helped to increase the number of registered voters. The official voting list was updated and distributed prior to each 
election. 



1998 


1997 


1995 


1990 


1980 


1970 


1960 


1950 


3,443 


3,390 


3,354 


3,343 


3,099 


2,790 


2,350 


2,178 



Event Date 

Annual Town Meeting 05-12-98 
and Elections 05-19-98 
State Primary 09-15-98 

State Election 11-03-98 



Prior Years total number of registered voters 
Year 1998 

Number 2,307 



Total 


Dem. 


Rep. 


Unenrolled 


All Others 


2,310 


970 


201 


1,133 


6 


2,336 


977 


203 


1,150 


6 


2,348 


969 


199 


1,173 


7 


/oters 
1995 


1990 


1980 


1970 


1960 1950 


2,167 


2,012 


1,970 


1,532 


1,360 1,261 



Respectfully submitted, 

Mildred Z. Osley, Chairman 

Helen H. Bardwell 

Ruth Kuchyt 

G. Louise Slysz, Clerk 



23 



TOWN CLERK 



The Town Clerk's office, which is located in Room 101 at 
the Memorial Town Hall, is open Monday- Thursday 8 a.m.- 
4:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Town Clerk's respon- 
sibilities cover a broad spectrum of town business, as set forth 
by the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Some of the responsibilities include the recording and certifica- 
tion of all town meeting actions, the recording of all appoint- 
ments, the administration of the oath of office to all appointed 
and elected officials, the posting of all committee meetings, the 
filing and certification of the permits and plans processed by the 
Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals, the prepara- 
tion and oversight of all elections, the recording of all vital sta- 
tistics, and the issuance of many licenses. 

Over the past 2 years, with the funding provided by Town 
Meeting, the restoration of many old town records has been un- 
dertaken. Ten volumes have been disassembled, treated for physi- 
cal and chemical stabilization, and rebound, with the pages en- 
cased in mylar. 

Excerpts of the votes taken at the 1998 Town Meetings 
are included in this report. This full text of all town meeting 
votes is available for public inspection at the Town Clerk's of- 
fice. 

VITAL STATISTICS 



DOG LICENSES 

Dog licenses are renewed annually by March 3 1 .The cur- 
rent fees are as follows: Males - $4.00; Females - $8.00; Spayed 
Females - $4.00; Kennels - $ 10.00 and $25.00. A penalty of $1 .00 
per month is assessed beginning May 1st for late registration. 



Sales 1998 


Number 


Amount 


Males 


174 


696.00 


Females 


18 


144.00 


Spayed Females 


164 


656.00 


Dog Kennel 


1 


25.00 


Transfers 


2 


2.00 


Total Sales 


359 


1,523.00 


Late Fines 




73.00 


Total Receipts 




$1,596.00 


Preceding five years 






Year 


1997 


1996 


1995 


1994 


1993 


Sales 


346 


330 


349 


345 


178 


FISH AND GAME LICENSES 






1998 SALES 





The certificates for births, deaths, and marriages are re- 
corded in the Town Clerk's Office. Certified copies are avail- 



Number 



Amount 



able for $5.00 each. 










Fishing 
Half-Price Fishing 


53 
3 




1,160.50 

33.75 


1998 Events Births 


Deaths 


Marriag 


es 


Free Fishing 


21 






Male 12 




10 


14 




Non-resident Fishing 


2 




41.00 


Female 14 




8 






Hunting 


13 




276.50 


Preceding 










Half-Price Hunting 


1 




11.25 


Five Years 1997 


1996 


1995 


1994 


1993 


Sporting 


46 




1,840.00 


Births 34 


28 


24 


37 


33 


Half-Price Sporting 


2 




40.00 


Deaths 30 


29 


25 


29 


24 


Free Sporting 


21 






Marriages 8 


13 


21 


11 


20 


Trapping 
Duplicates 
Archery Stamps 
Waterfowl Stamps 
Primitive Firearms 
Wildland Cons. Stamps 
Total Sales 
Processing Fees 


1 

3 

11 

9 

12 

119 

317 




30.50 

6.00 

56.10 

45.00 

61.20 

595.00 

4,196.80 

123.00 












Due Comm. 


of Mass. 




$4,131.75 












Local Fees 


$188.05 
















Preceding Years 


















Year 1997 


1996 


1995 


1994 1993 












Sales 343 


335 


387 


457 481 



24 



VARIOUS LICENSES/PERMITS/FILINGS 
1998 





-Total 


Total Receipts 


Burial Permits 


7 


70.00 


Business Certificates 


13 


260.00 


Business Certificate-Terminations 1 


10.00 


Gasoline Storage Permits 


43 


430.00 


Homestead Filing 


3 


30.00 


Pole Locations 


3 


120.00 


Raffle Permits 


7 


70.00 


Special Permits Applications 


2 


509.00 


Street Lists 


36 


180.00 


Subdivision Plan-Form A 


12 


NC 


Town By-Laws, Sale of 


2 


6.00 


UCC: Filings 


52 


520.00 


Searches 


26 


260.00 


Terminations 


22 


110.00 


Vital Statistics-Certified Copies 


172 


860.00 


Marriage Intentions 


15 


225.00 


Voting List, Sale of 


2 


10.00 


ZBA- Variance Applications 


2 


441.00 


Zoning By-Laws, Sale of 


26 


78.00 


Zoning Maps, Sale of 


2 


20.00 


Total Sales 


448 


$4,209.00 



25 



EXCERPTS FOR 1998 TOWN MEETINGS 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING MAY 12, 1998 



ARTICLE 5. Voted to accept Massachusetts General 

Laws, Chapter 44, Section 53D and au- 
thorize a revolving fund to pay salaries, 
expenses, and contractual services re- 
quired to operate the town's recreation pro- ARTICLE 20 
gram. 

ARTICLE 6. Voted $194,662.00 as the Town's Trans- 

portation Bond Issue apportionment. 

ARTICLE 7. Voted from free cash $10,000 for FY98 

Special Education Expenses 



ARTICLE 8. Voted $130,805.00 to the Treasurer-Custo- 

dian of the Hampshire County Retirement 
System 

ARTICLE 10. Voted $11,150.37 for the Hilltown Re- 
source Management Cooperative. 

ARTICLE 12. Voted to transfer from Assessors' Expense, 
$4,448.00 to Administrative Assistant As- 
sessor Salary for FY98. 

ARTICLE 13. Voted to transfer from free cash $2,000.00 
for a consultant for the triennial re-certifi- 
cation. 



ARTICLE 21 



Section 1. 



ARTICLE 14. Appropriated $42,500.00 to purchase the 
parcel of land, known as the Helen M. Otis 
Property, situated on the Westerly side of 
West Street, Lot 105, on sheet 16 of the 
prior Town of Hatfield Assessors' maps, 
otherwise known as Block 66 of Map 219 
of the new Assessors' maps, believed to 
contain in the range of seventeen acres ARTICLE 22 

more or less to twenty-two acres more or 
less. 

ARTICLE 15. Voted free cash $25,000.00 for funding the 
second year of a five-year Technology 
Plan. 

ARTICLE 16. Voted from free cash $32,000.00 for the 
purchase of a handicapped van for the 
School. 

ARTICLE 17. Voted from free cash $20,000.00 for win- 
dows for Memorial Town Hall. 

ARTICLE 18. Voted from free cash $16,700, to be used 

along with the $8,000.00 approved in Ar- 
ticle 15 of the May 13, 1997 Annual Town 



Meeting for the construction of a handi- 
capped access ramp at Dickinson Memo- 
rial Hall. 

Voted $50,000.00 for the purpose of ex- 
tending the town sewer line on Main 
Street, beginning where it now ends at 141 
Main Street and extending in a northerly 
direction for a distance of 1 500 feet, more 
or less, and to meet said appropriation by 
transferring $50,000.00 from Sewer Avail- 
able Surplus. 

Voted to petition the General Court to the 
end that legislation be adopted precisely 
as follows. The General Court may make 
clerical or editorial changes of form only 
to the bill, unless the Selectmen approve 
amendments to the bill before enactment 
by the General Court. The Selectmen are 
hereby authorized to approve amendments 
which shall be within the scope of the gen- 
eral public objectives of this petition. 

There shall be established in the Town of 
Hatfield, a Department of Public Works, 
hereinafter called the department, which 
shall be under the jurisdiction of the Board 
of Selectmen. 

The full text of this article was printed in 
the warrant of the annual town meeting 
and is available at the Town Clerk's of- 
fice. 

Voted to defray the charges and expenses 
for the Town, including debt and interest; 
to set the salaries for all elected officials 
in accordance with the provisions of Chap- 
ter 4 1 , section 1 08 of the General Laws of 
the Commonwealth; and to provide for a 
Reserve Fund for the ensuing year as fol- 
lows: adoption of the Finance 
Committee's budget except as follows: 
line 4 Administrative Assistant Wages de- 
lete $34,880.00 and insert $36,500.00, line 
49 Civil Defense Expense delete and 
insert $500.00, add line 90A Workers 
Comp. Insurance Trust $19,000.00 and 
delete total $5,526,987.00 and insert total 
$5,548,107.00. Voted to amend to line 4. 
Administrative Assistant Wages from 
$36,500.00 to $34,880.00. 



26 



Funding Summary for the Budget 



Taxation 
Free Cash 
Water Revenues 
Sewer Revenues 
Water Available Surplus 
Landfill Closure Fund 



$4,750,869.00 
200,000.00 
192,587.00 
226,108.00 
116,923.00 
10,000.00 



ANNUAL TOWN ELECTIONS 
MAY 19, 1998 



Total Vote Cast - 322 



Selectmen 
Assessor 

School Committee 
Water Commissioner 
Library Trustee 
Elector under the will 
of Oliver Smith 
Cemetery Comm. 
Tree Warden 
Sewer Commissioner 
Board of Health 
Planning Board 
Housing Authority 
County Comm. 



3 Years Patrick J. Gaughan 27 1 

3 Years Alexander W. Ciszewski 242 

3 Years Abigail C. Roberts 102 

3 Years Harold B. Lizek 265 

3 Years Susan E. Gaughan 128 

1 Year Henry P. Betsold 276 

3 Years A. Cory Bardwell 264 

1 Year Malcolm R. Broussard 252 

3 Years William P. Korza 234 

3 Years A. Cory Bardwell 261 

5 Years Edward P. Molloy 249 

5 Years Joseph A. Szych 224 

1 Year Matthew J. Sokop 3 



STATE PRIMARY 
SEPTEMBER 15, 1998 

TOTAL VOTE CAST 346 



DEMOCRATIC 239 

REPUBLICAN 106 

REFORM 1 

DEMOCRATIC PARTY 

Governor 

Brian J. Donnelly 
Scott Harshbarger 
Patricia McGovern 

Lieutenant Governor 

Dorothy A. Kelly Gay 
Warren E. Tolman 

Attorney General 

Lois G. Pines 
Thomas F. Reilly 

Secretary of State 

William Francis Galvin 

Treasurer 

Shannon P. O'Brien 



25 
135 

72 



80 

123 



109 
112 



164 



184 



Auditor 

A. Joseph DeNucci 

Representative in Congress 

John W. Oliver 

Councilor 

Edward M. O'Brien 

Senator in General Court 

Stanley C. Rosenberg 

Representative in General Court 

William P. Nagle, Jr. 



Sheriff 



Robert J. Garvey 
William E. Lynch, III 



REPUBLICAN PARTY 
Governor 

Argeo Paul Cellucci 
Joseph D. Malone 

Lieutenant Governor 

Janet E. Jeghelian 
Jane Maria Swift 

Attorney General 

Brad Bailey 

Secretary of State 

Dale C. Jenkins, Jr. 

Treasurer 

Robert A. Maginn 

Auditor 

Michael T Duffy 

Representative in Congress 

Gregory L. Morgan 

Councilor 

Robert A. "Bob" Magovern 

District Attorney 

Elizabeth D. Scheibel 

REFORM PARTY 
Governor 

Joseph Malone 

Representative in Congress 

Gregory Morgan 



165 



202 



176 



204 



205 



140 
86 



56 
49 



40 
59 



78 



76 



75 



72 



75 



74 



82 



27 



Representative in General Court 

William P. Nagle, Jr. 1 

STATE ELECTION NOVEMBER 3, 
1998 

TOTAL VOTE CAST 1,352 



Governor and Lieutenant Governor 

Cellucci and Swift 
Harshbarger and Tolman 
Cook and Israel 

Attorney General 

Brad Bailey 
Thomas F. Reilly 

Secretary of State 

William Francis Galvin 
Dale C. Jenkins, Jr. 
David L. Atkinson 

Treasurer 

Bob Maginn 
Shannon P. O'Brien 
Merton B. Baker 



579 

723 

29 



386 
895 



948 

268 

50 



281 

,000 

33 



Question 1 

Yes 

No 

Question 2 

Yes 

No 

Question 3 

Yes 

No 

Question 4 

Yes 

No 

Question 5 

Yes 

No 



923 

325 



910 
326 



941 
285 



981 
296 



925 
266 



Respectfully submitted, 

G. Louise Slysz 
Town Clerk 



Auditor 



A. Joseph DeNucci 
Michael T. Duffy 
Carla A. Howell 



919 

287 

63 



Representative in Congress 

John W. Olver 
Gregory L.Morgan 

Councilor 

Edward M. O'Brien 
Robert A. "Bob" Magovern 
Abraham Kasparian, Jr. 

Senator in General Court 

Stanley C. Rosenberg 

Representative in General Court 

William P. Nagle Jr. 

District Attorney 
Elizabeth 



1,022 
306 



911 

263 

85 



1,119 



1,131 



996 



Sheriff 



Robert J. Garvey 
William E. Lynch, III 



1,044 
32 



28 



TREASURER'S REPORT IN ACCOUNT WITH THE TOWN OF HATFIELD 

JULY 1, 1997 TO JUNE 30, 1998 



Cash Book Balance July 1, 1997 




3,205,240.70 


Receipts 










July— 97 


134,465.70 






August 


548,258.94 






September 


702,419.77 






October 


793,513.95 






November 


219,673.88 






December 


816,481.01 






January — 98 


1,283,166.98 






February 


273,330.55 






March 


397,834.81 






April 


1,138,223.62 






May 


835,822.06 






June 


756,038.28 




TOTAL RECEIPT 




7,899,??9 55 








11,104,470.25 


Disbursements 










July— 97 


502,404.71 






August 


504,566.14 






September 


647,617.33 






October 


664,657.04 






November 


696,897.81 






December 


720,903.29 






January — 98 


595,352.27 






February 


820,285.65 






March 


671,932.51 






April 


602,246.64 






May 


421,700.44 






June 


982,231.11 




TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 




7,830,794.94 


Cash Book Balance June 30, 1998 




3,273.675.31 








11,104,470.25 




ANALYSIS OF CASH 








June 30, 1998 






General Cash 






2,663,493.94 


Trust Funds 










Ambulance 


34,334.18 






Anniversary Trust 


3,228.93 






Boli, Marde Morton 


45,439.67 






Cemetery Perpetual Care 


60,062.36 






Graduation Trust Fund 


75,180.59 






Slysz, Michael R. Memorial Fund 


7,949.39 






Smith, Academy Student Activities 


27,889.84 






Stabilization Fund 


323,761.82 






Tobacco Shed Maintenance Trust 


10,590.53 






Unemployment Fund 


13,596.76 






Workmen's Compensation 


8,147.30 




Total Trust Fund 






610,181.37 


Total Cash 






3,273,675.31 



29 



INTEREST INCOME 
Fiscal Year 1998 



General Cash 




112,440.77 


Trust Funds 






Ambulance 


1,823.88 




Anniversary Trust 


171.77 




Boli, Maude Morton 


2,621.88 




Cemetey Perpetual Care 


2,920.27 




Graduation Award 


3,839.50 




Slysz, Michael R. 


399.09 




Smith Academy Student Activities Account 


1,568.68 




Stabilization Fund 


17,224.33 




Tobacco Shed Maintenance Trust 


563.42 




Unemployment Fund 


957.87 




Workers' Compensation Insurance Trust Fund 


965.25 


33,055.94 


Total Interest Income 




145,496.71 


TRUST FUNDS 






Ambulance Fund 






Balance June 30, 1998 




34,334.18 


Balance July 1, 1997 


32,375.30 




Deposits 


135.00 




Withdrawals 






Interest 


1,823.88 





Anniversary Trust 



Balance, June 30, 1998 



Balance, July 1, 1997 
Interest 



34,334.18 



3,057.16 
171.77 



34,344.18 



3,228.93 



3,228.93 



Maude Morton Boli Alumna Fund 



Balance June 30, 1998 



3,228.93 
45,439.67 



Balance July 
Withdrawals 
Interest 



1997 



46,745.19 
3,927.40 
7,6? 1 88 



Non — expendible balance 
Balance June 30, 1998 



42,947.58 
Cemetery Perpetual Care 



Balance July 1, 1997 






57,962.36 


Deposits 


2,400.00 




60,362.36 


In account with the Town of Hatfield 


60,062.36 






Comm. of Mass. Account 


300.00 






New Perpetual Care Accounts 








Brooks, Donald and Mathilda 


600.00 






Grose, Laurence 


300.00 






Higgins, Raymond and Geraldine 


600.00 






McLaughlin, Frederick 


300.00 






Popko, Walter and Arlene 


600.00 
Graduation Awards 




2,400.00 


Balance June 30, 1998 






75,180 


Balance July 1, 1997 




61,377.65 





45,439.67 45,439.67 

60,362.36 
60,362.36 



59 



30 



Deposits 






12,674.81 






Interest 






3,839.50 






Disbursements 






2,711.37 
75,180.59 




75,180.59 


Non — expendible Trust Balance 












Adams, John And Christine 




1,000.00 






Bell, Tyler Scott 






1,000.00 






Boyle, Martha Pelissier 




2,135.00 






Class of 1976 






300.00 






Class of 1977 






471.64 






Class of 1986 






1,180.13 






Cutter, Carol 






6,206.00 






Demers, Brenda 






905.44 






Denn, Maureen 






1,856.37 






Garstka, John and Helen 




11,922.61 






Hatfield Fyfe & Drum Corp. 




500.00 






Hatfield Soccer Association 




1,757.72 






Hillard, Stephen 






1,001.00 






Kochan, Frank 






1,165.00 






Lesukoski, John 






1,000.00 






Lions Club 






15,630.07 






Mokrecki, Sophie 






1,000.00 






Novak, Suzanne 






995.00 






Osley, Brenda 






1,889.88 






Potyrala, Edward 






1,740.00 






Ryan, Robert 






6,000.00 






Skarzynski, John 






1,000.00 






Smiarowski, Teddy 




1,450.00 






Women's Club of the Holy Trin 


ity Church 


525.00 






Zembiski, Patricia 






650.00 






AWARD BALANCE 


DEPOSITS 


INTEREST 


WITHDRAWAL 


BALANCE 


JULY 1, 1997 








JUNE 30, 1998 


Adams, John & Christine 


1,144.85 




63.72 


25.00 


1,183.57 


Bell, Tyler Scott 


1,018.98 


43.59 


56.76 


100.00 


1,019.33 


Boyle, Martha Pelissier 


2,175.21 




120.73 


120.11 


2,175.83 


Class of 1976 


327.74 




18.22 


15.00 


330.96 


Class of 1977 


526.95 




29.28 


25.00 


531.23 


Class of 1986 


1,322.36 




73.59 


35.00 


1,360.95 


Cutter, Carol 


7,264.55 




404.15 


200.00 


7,468.70 


Demers, Brenda 


987.12 




54.80 


50.00 


991.92 


Denn, Maureen 


2,002.73 




111.23 


100.00 


2,013.96 


Garstka, John & Helen 




11,922.61 


435.65 




12,358.26 


Hatfield Fyfe & Drum Corp. 


686.73 




38.27 




725.00 


Hatfield Soccer Association 


1,853.16 




103.12 


50.00 


1,906.28 


Hillard, Stephen 


1,231.29 




68.19 


100.00 


1,199.48 


Kiwanis Club of Northampton 


1,182.69 




64.83 


250.00 


997.52 


Kochan, Frank 


1,356.28 




75.41 


50.00 


1,381.69 


Lesukoski John 


1,077.65 




59.88 


50.00 


1,087.53 


Lions Club 


16,243.11 




889.55 


500.00 


16,632.66 


Mokrecki, Sophie 


1,018.96 


33.61 


56.71 


90.00 


1,019.28 


Novak, Suzanne 


1,108.37 




61.58 


50.00 


1,119.95 


Osley, Brenda 


2,015.35 




111.93 


100.00 


2,027.28 


Polyrala,Edward 


1,918.37 




106.52 


100.00 


1,924.89 


Ryan, Robert 


6,047.51 


600.00 


341.36 


300.00 


6,688.87 


Skarzynski, John 


1,018.83 




56.56 


56.26 


1,019.13 



31 



AWARD 

Smiarowski, Teddy 
Theberge, Peter 
Women's Club 
Zembiski, Patricia 



Balance June 30, 1998 

Balance July 1, 1997 

Interest 

Deposits 

Non — expendible trust balance 



Balance June 30, 1998 

Balance July 1, 1997 
Deposits 
Withdrawals 
Interest 



Balance June 30, 1998 

Balance July 1, 1997 
Interest 



Balance June 30, 1998 

Balance July 1, 1997 
Interest 



Balance June 30, 1998 

Balance July 1, 1997 

Interest 

Withdrawals 



Balance June 30, 1998 

Balance July 1, 1997 

Interest 

Withdrawals 



BALANCE 


DEPOSITS 


INTEREST 


WITHDRAWAL 


BALANCE 


JULY 1, 1997 








JUNE 30, 1998 


1,451.82 


25.00 


80.95 


100.00 


1,457.77 


5,099.35 


50.00 


284.34 


200.00 


5,233.69 


546.23 




30.37 


20.00 


556.60 


751.46 




41.80 


25.00 


768.26 


44,607.16 


12,674.81 


3,839.50 


2,711.37 


75,180.59 



Michael R. Slysz Memorial Fund 



7,100.30 
399.09 
450.00 



7,949.39 



6,051.50 



Smith Academy Student Activities Account 

28,467.25 

51,366.57 

53,512.66 

1,568.68 



Stabilization Fund 



27,889.84 



306,537.49 
17,224.33 



323,761.82 

Tobacco Shed Maintenance Trust 

10,027.11 
563.42 



Unemployment Fund 



10,590.53 



20,097.95 

957.87 

7,459.06 



13,596.76 
Workers' Compensation Insurance Trust Fund 

29,530.84 

965.25 

22,348.79 

8,147.30 



7,949.39 



7,949.39 



27,889.84 



27,889.84 



323,761.82 



323,761.82 



10,590.53 



10,590.53 



13,596.76 



13,596.76 
8,147.30 

8,147.30 



32 



HATFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
WARRANT 

1999 



& 



RECOMMENDED FISCAL YEAR 



2000 BUDGET 



1999 Annual Town Meeting Warrant 

Board of Selectmen 

Town of Hatfield 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Hampshire, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Hatfield in said Hampshire County, Greetings: 

In the name of the Commonwealth, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the 
inhabitants of said Town qualified to vote in elections and Town affairs to meet in the Smith 
Academy Gymnasium in said Hatfield on Tuesday the eleventh day of May 1999 at seven 
o'clock in the evening to take action on all articles except Article 1 and to meet on the 18th 
day of May 1999 in Memorial Town Hall at ten o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to 
take action under Article 1. 

ARTICLE 1 

To choose all necessary Town Officers for the following years: one Moderator for a term of 
three years; one Selectman for a term of three years; one Town Clerk for a term of three 
years; one Treasurer for a term of three years; one Town Collector for a term of three years; 
one Assessor for a term of three years; two members of the School Committee for a term of 
three years; one member of the School Committee for a term of one year; one Library 
Trustee for a term of three years; one Elector under the Will of Oliver Smith for a term of 
one year; one Cemetery Commissioner for a term of three years; one member of the Board 
of Health for a term of three years; one member of the Planning Board for a term of five 
years; and one Councilor of the Hampshire Council of governments for a term of two years. 

The polls will be open at ten o'clock in the forenoon on Tuesday, May 18, 1999, and kept 
open until eight o'clock in the evening. 

ARTICLE 2 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept, and 
expend any State or Federal grants that become available in fiscal year 2000, or take any 
other action relative thereto. 

ARTICLE 3 

To see whether the Town will authorize its treasurer to enter into a compensating balance 
agreement or agreements for fiscal year 2000 pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 53F of the 
General Laws, or take any other action relative thereto. 

ARTICLE 4 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, or transfer from available funds a sum 
of money to pay bills from a prior fiscal year, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 



Board of Selectmen 1999 Annual Town Meeting Warrant 



ARTICLE 5 

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money as may be the Town's 
Transportation Bond Issue apportionment and to authorize signing of a Memorandum of 
Agreement with the State Department of Public Works in that regard, all pursuant to 
Chapter 90, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 6 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a sum 
of money and pay said amount to the Treasurer-Custodian of the Hampshire County 
Retirement System or take any other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 7 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a sum 
of $36,283.00 for Hampshire Council of Government, or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 8 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a sum 
of money for the payment of fees to the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission or take any 
other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 9 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a sum 
of money for the payment of its assessed share of the operating costs for Hilltown Resource 
Management Cooperative for the fiscal year 2000, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 10 

To see if the Town will vote to adopt the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause 37A for the blind, or take any other action relative thereto. 

ARTICLE 11 

To see if the Town will vote to adopt the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause 17D for the elderly and surviving spouse, or take any other 
action relative thereto. 

ARTICLE 12 

To see if the Town will vote to determine what sums of money the Town will raise and 
appropriate, including appropriations from Water and Sewer revenues and from available 
funds, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, funds in Water Available 
Surplus and Sewer Available Surplus, to defray the charges and expenses of the Town, 
including debt and interest, to set the salaries of all elected officials in accordance with the 
provisions of Chapter 41, Section 108 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth, and to 



Board of Selectmen 1999 Annual Town Meeting Warrant 



provide a Reserve Fund for the ensuing year, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 13 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a sum 
of money for the Stabilization Fund, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 14 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds a sum 
of money for the development of a Master Plan, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 15 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town By-law, Section 4.05, subsection A by 
adding 'and within twenty-five (25) feet of an intersection' and to amend Section 4.05, 
subsection D by deleting 'within ten (10) feet of a hydrant', and adding Vithin twenty-five 
(25) feet of a hydrant', or take any other action relative thereto. 

ARTICLE 16 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the "Official Zoning Map of Hatfield, Massachusetts" 
section 2.2 of the Zoning By-Laws of the Town of Hatfield by changing the zoning district 
to "Industrial" under section 2.1 of the Zoning By-laws as to Lots #67, 70, and 98 on Map 
16 of the Zoning Map of the Town of Hatfield, said lots being also depicted and described 
as Lots #76, 77 and 78 on Assessors' Map 219, such that the said three lots would be in the 
same zoning district as the southerly adjacent so-called Osley parcel (Zoning Map 15, Lot 
#99) or take any other action relative thereto. 

ARTICLE 17 

To see if the Town will vote to add to its general By-laws the Wetlands Protection By-law set 
out as an Annex to this Warrant, or take any other action relative thereto. 

ARTICLE 18 

To see if the Town will vote to rescind Article 1 of the June 19, 1973 Special Town Meeting 
and disband the Industrial Development Financing Authority, or take any other action 
relative thereto. 

ARTICLE 19 

To see if the Town will vote to expand the Board of Selectmen from three to five members. 
The new members can be elected at the annual election to be held in May 2000 to serve with 
the then present Board. The two new members to be elected should be established so that 
one is elected for a three-year term, and one for a two-year term, subsequently all to be 
elected for three-year terms. 

By Petition 



Board of Selectmen 1999 Annual Town Meeting Warrant 



ARTICLE 20 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, or transfer from available funds a sum 
of money for town departments' technology upgrades, including but not limited to Y2K 
issues, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 21 

To see if the Town will vote to establish a Personnel Board in accordance with 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 41, Sections 108A and 108C, to be appointed by the 
Board of Selectmen, and to raise and appropriate, or transfer from available funds a sum of 
money to hire a consultant to review and propose a wage and classification plan, or take any 
other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 22 

To see if the Town will vote to rescind Article 14 of the May 10, 1998 Annual Town 
Meeting for the purchase of land identified on the Assessors new maps as Map 219, Block 
66, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 23 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to purchase or take by 

eminent domain or to otherwise acquire for municipal use the fee simple or other interests 

the acquiring authority may determine in the following parcel of land: 

All or such parts as the Board of Selectmen may determine of a certain parcel of land 
in Hatfield Massachusetts (in the West Hatfield area north of the Town Well) shown 
as Lot 72 on Assessors Map 219 now or formerly claimed to have been owned by 
Edward F. and Elaine M. Betsold and/or others (see deed to said Betsolds and 
description in Hampshire County Registry of Deeds Book 2335, Page 50*) and 
further being shown as land of said Betsolds on a Plan prepared for the Town by 
Aimer Huntley, Jr. and Associates, Inc., dated August 24, 1998, a copy of which is on 
file with the office of the Town Clerk 

And to raise and appropriate, or transfer from available funds a sum of money for such 

purpose, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 24 

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money for the Capital Improvement 
Planning Account for purposes recommended by the Capital Improvement Planning 
Committee for the purchase or lease or lease/purchase of a dump truck for the Department 
of Public Works, and to meet said appropriation by taxation and/or transfer from available 
funds and/or borrowing, and to the extent of any borrowing to authorize the Town 
Treasurer to borrow, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 



* The Huntley plan in two places references Page 841. That reference is believed to be erroneous and is 
being checked. 



Board of Selectmen 1999 Annual Town Meeting Warrant 



ARTICLE 25 

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money for the Capital Improvement 
Planning Account for purposes recommended by the Capital Improvement Planning 
Committee for the purchase or lease or lease/purchase of an automobile (police cruiser) for 
the Police Department, and to meet said appropriation by taxation and/or transfer from 
available funds and/or borrowing, and to the extent of any borrowing to authorize the Town 
Treasurer to borrow, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 26 

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money for the Capital Improvement 
Planning Account for purposes recommended by the Capital Improvement Planning 
Committee for the purchase or lease or lease/purchase of a passenger van for the Council 
on Aging, and to meet said appropriation by taxation and/or transfer from available funds 
and/or borrowing, and to the extent of any borrowing to authorize the Town Treasurer to 
borrow, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Not Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 27 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, borrow, or transfer from available 
funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated a sum of money not to exceed $38,500.00 
to purchase a fully equipped wheelchair van for use by the Council on Aging and to 
determine whether said sum shall be provided by taxation, by transfer from the stabilization 
fund, or by any combination of any or all these methods, or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

By Petition 
Not Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 28 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds the 
sum of $63,374.00 for the purpose of operating the Hatfield Public Schools for the current 
fiscal year, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 29 

To see if the Town will vote to create a Breor School Building Committee, appointed by the 
Board of Selectmen, for the addition to Breor School, or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

ARTICLE 30 
To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $45,000.00 for the Capital Improvement 
Planning Account for purposes recommended by the Capital Improvement Planning 
Committee for the hiring of an architect for the Breor School Building Committee, and to 
meet said appropriation by taxation and/or transfer from available funds and/or borrowing, 
and to the extent of any borrowing to authorize the Town Treasurer to borrow, or take any 
other action relative thereto. 

Recommended by the Finance Committee 



Board of Selectmen 1999 Annual Town Meeting Warrant 



ARTICLE 31 

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $45,000.00 for purposes recommended by the 
Capital Improvement Planning Committee for the hiring of an architect to prepare a 
preliminary design of the renovations/addition to Breor Elementary School, and to meet 
said appropriation by taxation and/or transfer from available funds, or take any other action 
relative thereto. 

By Petition 
Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 32 

To see if the Town will vote to create a Smith Academy Building Committee, appointed by 
the Board of Selectmen, for the addition to Smith Academy, or take any action relative 
thereto. 

ARTICLE 33 
To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $45,000.00 for the Capital Improvement 
Planning Account for purposes recommended by the Capital Improvement Planning 
Committee for the hiring of an architect for the Smith Academy Building Committee, and to 
meet said appropriation by taxation and/or transfer from available funds and/or borrowing, 
and to the extent of any borrowing to authorize the Town Treasurer to borrow, or take any 
other action relative thereto. 

Not Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 34 

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $45,000.00 for purposes recommended by the 
Capital Improvement Planning Committee for the hiring of an architect to prepare a 
preliminary design of the renovations/addition to Smith Academy, and to meet said 
appropriation by taxation and/or transfer from available funds, or take any other action 
relative thereto. 

By Petition 
Not Recommended by Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 35 

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money for the Capital Improvement 
Planning Account for purposes recommended by the Capital Improvement Planning 
Committee for the purchase or lease or lease/purchase of a passenger van for the School 
Department, and to meet said appropriation by taxation and/or transfer from available 
funds and/or borrowing, and to the extent of any borrowing to authorize the Town 
Treasurer to borrow, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Not Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 36 

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $35,000.00 for purposes recommended by the 
Capital Improvement Planning Committee for the purchase of a twelve-passenger van or 
mini-bus, and to meet said appropriation by taxation and/or transfer from available funds, 
or take any other action relative thereto. 

By Petition 
Not Recommended by the Finance Committee 



Board of Selectmen 1999 Annual Town Meeting Warrant 



ARTICLE 37 

To see if the Town will vote to supplement Article 20 of the May 19, 1998 Annual Town 
Meeting appropriating $50,000.00 for the purpose of extending the town sewer line on Main 
Street, by raising and appropriating or transferring from current sewer revenues an additional 
sum of $55,000.00, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Not Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 38 

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $51,000.00 for purposes of funding the third 
year of a five-year Technology Plan, and to meet said appropriation by taxation and/or 
transfer from available funds, or take any other action relative thereto. 

By Petition 
Not Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 39 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, or transfer from available funds the 
sum of $9,000.00 for the installation of a floor and wiring at the Farm Museum (Billings Way 
Tobacco Shed), or take any other action relative thereto. 

Not Recommended by the Finance Committee 

ARTICLE 40 

To see if the Town will vote to hear any and all reports which have to do with the welfare of 
the Town, or take any other action relative thereto. 

** 
** 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested copies thereof in five (5) 
places in the Town of Hatfield, at least eight days before the time of said meeting. Hereof 
fail not, and make due return of this Warrant with your doings thereon to the Clerk at the 
time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands and seals this Third Day of May, nineteen hundred and ninety nine. 

E Lary Grossman, Chairman 

J. Michael Cahill 

Patrick J. Gaughan 

The Honorable Board of Selectmen of the Town of Hatfield in the 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 





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WAGE REPORT 
CALENDAR 1998 



This listing includes all employees who received wages in calendar 1998. While most positions are funded through taxation, 
some are funded through federal and state grants, or fees paid by the participants. 



Name 

Abamo, Frank E. 
Abbott, Joan 
Abrano, Bridget S. 
Adamski, Nikolas Jan 
Albino, Susan 
Baker, Douglass R. 

Balise, Margaret M. 
Banas, Laurie J. 
Barbuto, Rocco 
Bardwell, A. Cory 
Bardwell, Helen H. 
Bardwell, Jonathan 
Barrett, Steven R 
Barrows, Jill 
Barsh, Gerald M. Jr. 
Barstow, Matthew C. 



Belanger, Colleen 
Belden, Arthur W. 
Belden, Richard D. 
Belden, William A. 

Bell, David Sr. 
Bemiche, Thomas F. 
Betsold, Henry R 
Betsold, Jane M. 
Betsold, William Jr. 
Blake, Allison 
Bonk, Frank H. 
Boyer, Joan B. 
Boyle, William F. 
Briere, Steven 
Broussard, Malcolm 



Broussard, Nancy 
Brown, Matthew 
Burgess, Mary L. 

Burrington, Richard 
Butler, Christopher 
Bybee, Krista 
Cadran, Michael 
Cahill, J. Michael 
Campbell, Norman 
Canton, David 



Position 

Principal/Teacher 
Library Substitute 
Recreation Coach 
Firefighter 
Teacher 
Firefighter 
EMT 

School Lunch 
EMT 

Baseball Coach 
Board of Health 
Registar of Voters 
Firefighter 
School Van Driver 
EMT 

Summer Highway 
Police 

Police Revolving 
D.A.R.E. 
Teacher 

C.O.A. Van Driver 
Landfill Substitute 
Interim Fire Chief 
Firefighter 
Veteran's Agent 
Water Commissioner 
Elector, Oliver Smith Will 
COA Director 
Chaperone 
Oral Interpreter 
Town Hall Custodian 
Election Worker 
Police Revolving 
Custodian 
Firefighter 
Highway 
Tree Warden 
School Lunch 
Teacher 

Administrative Assistant 
Interim DPW Director 
Veteran's Agent 
Police 

Asst. Assessor Specialist 
Teacher 
Selectman 
Tree Warden 
Chaperone 



Salary 

57,924.03 

159.00 

100.00 

342.65 

45,239.79 

96.85 

402.65 

12,432.55 

154.40 

2,218.00 

5,000700 

296.33 

257.90 

3,901.63 

450.00 

1,677.00 

1,678.43 

325.00 

207.48 

7,414.71 

220.00 

226.00 

943.01 

1,412.70 

225.00 

532.18 

25.00 

21,194.99 

5.00 

6,316.50 

8,135.72 

27.50 

60.00 

157.50 

1,362.90 

4,781.06 

361.78 

4,142.66 

3,248.32 

34,290.07 

6,000.00 

225.00 

700.00 

11,607.34 

35,198.35 

2,492.07 

250.00 

88.50 



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Case, Emily 
Celatka, Frances F. 
Celatka, Theodore, Jr. 

Chabot, Mary 
Chandler, Lisa 
Chapman, Susannah 
Chase, Gregson F. 
Chmura, Catherine 
Chmura, Marie 
Ciaglo, Alfred J. Jr. 
Cimino, Thomas 
Ciszewski, Alexander W. 
Clark, Kathleen K. 
Conant, Sally 
Corliss, Donna D. 

Crepeau, James 

Cronin, Hillary 
Cronin, Mark 
Crooks, Richard Jr. 
Curry, V. Pauline 
Czerniak, Karen A. 
Denisiewicz, Maxine 
Desmond, Giles 
Devine, Judith 
Devin, James A. 
Debrindisi, Greg A. 
Donnis, Anne 
Dostal, Eileen J. 
Drury, Ruth 
Dzialo, Frederick 
Easley, Cathy D. 
Englehardt, Robert 
Erikson, Stephen C. 
Farrick, Kimberly 
Finch, Ross 
Flavin, Katherine A. 
Fleche, Mary Elizabeth 
Fletcher, Kristin 
Folts, Janice 
Frenette, Mark W. 
Friebert, Judith 
Gagnon, Gregory 
Gaudette, Roland F. 
Gaughan, Kerry 

Gaughan, Patrick 
Gaughan, Stephan P. 



Geryk, Walter 
Gillespie, Anthony 
Giroux, Patricia 
Gienowicz, Josephine B. 



Science Teacher 

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Chaperone 

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School Lunch 

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Superintendent of Schools 

Assessor 

Teacher 

Teacher's Aide 

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Firefighter 

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COA Meals Driver 

Firefighter 

Special Education Director 

Teacher 

Teacher 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

Election Worker 

Teacher 

Firefighter 

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Substitute Teacher 

Election Worker 

Sewer Commissioner 

Chaperone 

EMT 

Teacher 

Cheering Coach 

Soccer Coach 

School Secretary 

Library Assistant 

Teacher 

Teacher's Aide 

Substitute Teacher 

Library, Acting Director 

EMT 

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School Custodian 

Firefighter 

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School Custodian 

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Plumbing & Gas Inspector 

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School Lunch 

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30,412.36 

10.50 

1,974.97 

2,114.65 

177.00 

5.00 

4,803.55 

166.50 

1,056.31 

3,041.39 

1,968.00 

65,975.00 

2,125.00 

38,737.22 

10,794.44 

17,098.78 

5,900.22 

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1,061.10 

10.00 

786.00 

108.25 

47,850.01 

42,575.44 

41,621.08 

50.00 

37.19 

41,330.86 

484.60 

3,712.30 

2,947.50 

27.57 

532.18 

68.00 

585.45 

39,285.15 

901.21 

1,400.00 

19,761.60 

6,251.29 

11,354.22 

6,495.12 

315.00 

4,893.75 

2,305.93 

3,257.00 

148.57 

559.15 

1,337.77 

40.00 

940.60 

994.56 

4,700.00 

532.18 

4,206.62 

156.69 



36 



Godek, Kathleen A. 
Golash, Susan E. 



Goil, Barbara 
Greenleaf, Joann 
Gross, Rebecca 
Grossman, E. Lary 
Guertin, Matthew 
Gurley, Margretta 
Hoey, Laura L. 
Holhut, Louise 
Holhut, Michael 
Honeywell, Clark 
Hopkins, Giles S. 
Hopkins, Paul G. 
Houle, Timothy 
Hudock-Fortier, Teresa 

Hurley, David M. 

Ingram, Sarah A. 
Isenberg, Gary 
Jackewich, Carole 
Jackewich, Timothy 

Jagodzinski, Kara 
Jaworski, Edmund 
Jepson, Dorcus 
Jewczyn-Kaiser, Olga 

Jorczak, Elizabeth J. 

Kabat, Thaddeus 
Kasper, Jody 



Keir, David R. 
Kellogg, Ruth 
Kempisty, Brenda 
Kempisty, Edward S. 
Kilcoyne, Audrey 
Klaes, Patricia D. 
Klein, Barbara 
Klepacki, James G. 
Koh, Dawn S. 
Kokoski, Lisa 
Kolakoski, Nancy 
Korza, Diane M. 
Korza, Teresa 
Korza, William 
Kuchyt, Ruth 

Kugler, Frances A. 
Kukucka, Paul W. 
Kwiecinski, Cynthia L. 



Election Worker 

Treasurer/Clerk Staff 

Registrar of Voters 

Town Hall Secretary 

Dining Director - COA 

Administrative Asst. Assessor 

COA Meals Driver 

Selectman 

Teachers Aide 

Teacher 

Preschool Teacher 

School Lunch 

Police Department 

Substitute Teacher 

Teacher 

Substitute Teacher 

Firefighter 

Town Secretary 

Water Secretary 

Police Chief 

Police Revolving 

Teacher 

School Psychologist 

Chaperone 

Firefighter 

Water Dept. 

Recreation Coach 

Chaperone 

Teacher 

Teacher's Aide 

Teacher 

Teacher's Aide 

Teacher 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

Police Department 

Police Revolving 

D.A.R.E. 

Dean of Students 

Teacher 

S.A. Administrative Assistant 

Landfill 

Chaperone 

Teacher 

Election Worker 

Highway 

Teacher 

Recreation 

Town Hall Secretary 

Teacher 

Election Worker 

Sewer Commissioner 

Town Hall Secretary 

Registrar of Voters 

Election Worker 

School Janitor 

Teacher's Aide 



25.38 

13,126.80 

1,278.00 

917.50 

5,807.00 

32,100.24 

319.00 

2,614.18 

12,517.88 

11,469.15 

33,697.56 

4,618.11 

62.73 

90.00 

41,330.86 

225.00 

814.80 

22,709.76 

207.50 

17,531.47 

325.00 

41,330.86 

17,133.65 

5.00 

1,000.25 

91.68 

140.00 

88.50 

42,422.07 

6,779.79 

1,392.94 

2,706.84 

869.50 

50.00 

366.70 

184.00 

77.20 

43,784.71 

35,298.35 

29,086.07 

10,284.56 

144.60 

38,060.15 

21.00 

28,093.22 

29,316.92 

456.00 

4,835.87 

40,188.35 

47.25 

726.28 

14,191.99 

166.69 

156.69 

9,760.30 

11,729.43 



37 



Kwiecinski, James 
Labbe, Rene 
Laizer, Carol 
Lampron, Bernard 
Lantz, Carl 
Lapienski, Marion 
Larareo, Maureen M. 
Lavallee, James A. 
LePouttre, Kari 
Liebenow, David 
Lipman, Anna Lee 
Little, Nancy 
Lizek, David M. 
Lyons, Donna M. 
Lyons, Rosanne 
Maciorowski, Stafia 
Maiewski, Shirley S. 
Maiewski, Wayne 
Maksimoski, Laura E. 
Malo, Matthew 
Martula, A. Maureen 
May, June 
Mayo, Florence 
McGee, Thomas Jr. 
McGlew, Edwin N. Ill 
McGrath, Brian D. 
Megliola, Alison E. 
Michael, Andrea E. 
Milewski, Linda 
Miller, Christopher 



Mitchell, Joseph 
Moriarty, Margaret L. 
Motyka, Frank L. Jr. 
Muellejans, Julie 
Muise, Richard P. 
Myers, Barbara 
Nicholas, Bryan O. 
Noyes, Worth 

O'Brien, Theresa A. 
Ober, Mark A. 

Olson, Gary R. 
Omasta, David 
Osepowicz, Robert 

Osley, Mildred Z. 
Osley, Mollie B. 
Osley, Thomas J. 



Paciorek, Briana J. 
Parker, Laurie 



Substitute Teacher 
Asst. Plumbing Inspector 
Faculty Manager 
School Custodian 
S A Custodian/Van Driver 
COA Van Driver 
Teacher's Aide 
Highway 
Recreation 
Chaperone 
Teacher 

Substitute Teacher 
Electrical Inspector 
Guidance Counselor 
Special Education Tutor 
School Lunch 
Election Worker 
Chess Advisor 
Election Worker 
Police 
Teacher 

COA Office Assistant 
COA Meals Driver 
Substitute Teacher 
Firefighter 

Asst. Sewer Plant Operator 
Recreation 
Teacher 
School Lunch 
Highway Superintendent 
Water Commissioner 
Tree Warden 
School Custodian 
Library Custodian 
Sewer Plant Operator 
Teacher 

Tech Admin/Teacher 
School Lunch 
Zoning Board of Appeals 
EMT 

Firefighter 
School Lunch 
Firefighter 
EMT 

School Van Driver 
Landfill Substitute 
Fire Chief 
Civil Defense 
Registrar of Voters 
Coach 
Police 

Police Revolving 
Community Policing Grant 
Cops Fast Grant 
Substitute Teacher 
Teacher 



20.00 

300.00 

623.00 

4,857.41 

10,895.43 

7,351.23 

10,128.24 

27,027.23 

1,008.00 

177.00 

10,332.00 

40.00 

4,000.00 

46,510.62 

2,112.00 

1,024.45 

148.82 

300.00 

116.01 

650.00 

36,786.00 

2,492.25 

670.00 

180.00 

1,461.65 

33,533.17 

408.00 

24,878.36 

464.70 

15,513.73 

669.34 

320.76 

1,533.24 

1,202.85 

41,460.84 

20,644.34 

48,214.79 

7,297.14 

25.00 

1,631.65 

586.35 

89.38 

77.20 

9.65 

8,106.95 

93.78 

3,523.00 

343.15 

328.74 

3,075.00 

22,157.76 

4,808.,96 

6,193.89 

5,355.20 

40.00 

31,779.44 



38 



Parsons, Lynn-Ann 
Pashek, William E. 
Passa, Mark 
Pease, Jane 
Pease, John T. 

Pelis, Cassie 
Pelis, Robert 
Perkins, Gerald Jr. 
Perrault, James G. 
Petcen, Barbara 
Petitt, Mana 
Phaneuf, Thomas 
Phelps, Cynthia G. 
Phelps, Rebecca H. 
Phillips, Angie 
Plourde, Laurie 
Podmayer, Ethel M. 
Podmayer, William 

Pomeroy, Scott 

Porada, Joanne 
Pringle, Donald 
Proulx, Rhonda 
Prucnal, Evelyn Hahn 
Punska, Joseph 
Punska, Ronald J. 
Rankin, John C. 
Redfem, Raymond G. 



Richards, Camille 
Rogaleski, Barrett 
Rogers, Tracey 
Rozwenc, Stephen A. 
Ryan Judith 
Ryan, Thomas 
Ryznic, Edmund 
Sadoski, Richard 
Sadowski, Stanley 
Sadowski, Thomas E. Jr. 
Sarage, Linda M. 
Sawin, Iris. J. 
Schlegel, Natalie L. 
Schott, John 
Shea, Richard D. 
Shea, Robert Jr. 
Shea, William J. 
Shields, Sandra 
Sicard, AnnMarie 
Sicard.William 
Siegel, Lois 
Sikorski, Helen 

Skelton, Russell R. 



School Secretary 

Board of Health 

School Custodian 

School Lunch 

Firefighter 

Asst. Acting Fire Chief 

EMT 

Coach 

Police Officer 

Police Officer 

Election Worker 

Chaperone 

School Custodian 

School Librarian 

Teacher 

Teacher 

Teacher's Aide 

COA Driver 

Landfill Operator 

COA Driver 

Firefighter 

Dog Officer Substitute 

Town Collector 

School Van Driver 

Substitute Teacher 

Library Substitute 

Highway-Summer Help 

Assessor 

COA Driver 

Police Officer 

Police Revolving 

D.A.R.E. 

Substitute Teacher 

EMT 

Firefighter 

Teacher's Aide 

Teacher 

School Custodian 

Highway 

Teacher 

Inspector of Buildings 

Firefighter 

Teacher 

Election Worker 

Substitute Teacher 

Teacher 

Firefighter 

Coach 

Inspector of Animals 

Water Commissioner 

Substitute Teacher 

Chaperone 

Teacher 

Election Worker 

COA Meals Driver 

Substitute Teacher 



19,073.60 

4,000.00 

10,212.00 

8,376.29 

1,538.50 

628.68 

1,092.85 

3,257.00 

150.00 

640.00 

51.19 

5.00 

12,694.19 

41,488.58 

36,867.36 

15,128.15 

8,450.26 

348.30 

10,312.58 

2,106.55 

456.70 

120.00 

24,481.07 

1,086.70 

1,515.00 

2,025.12 

1,977.00 

2,375.00 

2,830.18 

2,536.11 

1,780.00 

1,246.40 

1,605.00 

280.55 

845.15 

402.05 

40,638.22 

157.50 

60.00 

35,198.35 

16,280.02 

847.60 

38,705.72 

27.56 

280.00 

253.27 

147.20 

734.00 

500.00 

327.19 

1,679.53 

68.00 

40,316.59 

68.19 

99.00 

360.00 



39 



Skoglund, Kristen 
Skorupski, Kristen 
Sliwoski, Stanley F. 
Slysz, G. Louise 



Smiarowski, Bernard A. 
Smith, Christopher G. 
Smith, Elizabeth 
Smith, Emily 
Smith, Geraldine 
Smith, Pamela 
Stahelek, Nancy 
Stark, Jennifer 
Stenglein, Barbara M. 
Stephaniv, Walter 
Stiles, Michael 

Stoddard, Laurence D. 
Strong, Richard H. 
Sullivan, Michael 
Symanski, Stanley L. 
Szewczyk, Stanley F. 
Szych, John J. 
Szych, Joseph A. 
Szych, William H. 
Szynal, James Jr. 
Tarr, Betsy 
Tefft, Robert 



Tessier, Cynthia 
Tetrault, Harriet 
Thompson, Audrey 
Toth, Jennifer 
Tudryn, Gregory 
Tudryn, Jonathan 
Udall, Jeffrey 
Urell, Ruth 
Vachula, Devon 
Vey, John P. 

Vollinger, Donald E. 
Vollinger, Linda 
Vollinger, Robin 
Warchol, John A. 
Warner, Daniel A. 



Webb, Sherry A. 
Weeks, Gregory 



Wendlowski, Joseph J. 
Westcott, Peggy 



Recreation Coach 

Recreation Coach 

Board of Health 

Town Clerk 

Treasurer 

Registrar of voters 

Coach 

Assessor 

Teacher's Aide 

Summer Art Camp Assistant 

Principal 

School Van Driver 

Teacher 

Substitute Teacher 

Teacher 

School Psychologist 

Police Department 

Police Revolving 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

Ski Club Advisor 

Chaperone 

Asst. Electrical Inspector 

Asst. Building Inspector 

Landfill Substitute 

Landfill Substitute 

Teacher's Aide 

Vehicle Maint. Manager 

School Advisor 

Animal Control Officer 

School Crossing Guard 

COA Meals Driver 

Teacher 

Teacher's Aide 

Assessor's Clerk 

Teacher 

Soccer Coach 

Soccer Coach 

Breor Principal 

Public Library Director 

Recreation Coach 

Police 

Police Revolving 

Water Department 

Preschool Aide 

Teacher's Aide+B7 

Teacher 

Police 

Police Revolving 

DARE. 

Athletic Teacher 

Police 

D.A.R.E. 

Police Revolving 

EMT 

Highway 

Teacher 



140.00 

60.00 

4,000.00 

13,249.99 

21,445.03 

100.00 

1,360.00 

2,125.00 

914.29 

180.00 

27,650.03 

5,821.50 

19,368.70 

45.00 

44,040.79 

9,845.28 

2,518.46 

874.00 

25.00 

300.00 

68.00 

300.00 

500.00 

331.64 

187.56 

4,564.80 

35,622,88 

1,370.00 

1,054.15 

219.73 

352.00 

38,737.22 

2,712.99 

7,615.97 

17J58..85 

3,456.00 

40.00 

25,126.86 

6,135.71 

140.00 

2,997.71 

874.62 

31,719.39 

11,053.22 

4,417.88 

41,320.59 

2,711.20 

1,420.50 

200.00 

45,354.35 

30,148.64 

463.04 

449.40 

96.50 

28,292.52 

18,866.,56 



40 



Wheeler, Cathleen 
Wickles, Brittney 
Wickles, Melanie 
Widelo, Chad 
Williams, Darryl 

Williams, Jordan A. 
Williams, Lucinda 
Williams, Suzanne 
Wolejko, Alan E. 
Wolejko, Diane 
Woodward, Gordon A. Jr. 
Worth, Colleen 
Wright, Susan M. 
Wroblewski, Edward W. 
Yagodzinski, Christine 
Yagodzinski, Travis 
Yanginski, Kurt 
Young, Carolyn 
Young, William 
Yurchick, June 
Zabka, Nancy 
Zerneri, Justin K. 
Zerneri, Karen 
Zerneri, Matthew 
Zgrodnik, George 
Zgrodnik, Josephine 
Zukowski, Linda 
Zygmont, Glenn 



Oral Interpreter 

Recreation 

Substitute Teacher 

Firefighter 

EMT 

School Coach 

Summer Custodian-School 

Chaperone 

Teacher's Aide 

Teacher 

Teacher 

Moderator 

Cheering Coach 

Teacher 

Water Superintendent 

Teacher 

School Summer Custodian 

Firefighter 

Substitute Teacher 

Highway Foreman 

School Custodian 

Teacher 

School Summer Custodian 

Substitute Teacher 

Recreation 

Selectman 

Library Aide 

Teacher's Aide 

Substitute Teacher 



1 

2 

10 
39 
40 

1 
39 
36 

42 

2 



9 
10 
39 

2 



086.43 
600.00 
008.82 
175.80 
372.65 
140.00 
192.72 
177.00 
358.00 
988.35 
278.35 

80.00 
390.50 
988.35 
409.35 
769.57 
479.03 

38.60 
270.00 
,528.75 
520.64 
,988.35 
,141.44 
338.00 
504.00 
837.23 
,458.88 
,083.84 
,375.00 



Calendar 1998 Total 



3,052,647.63 



Respectfully submitted, 
G. Louise Slysz, Treasurer 



41 



ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 
ANNUAL REPORT 



To the Citizens of Hatfield: 

During calendar year 1998, the Zoning Board of Appeals 
met for nine regularly scheduled meetings and two special meet- 
ings. The Board also heard the following appeal: 

• To permit the removal of an existing storage 
shed and the construction of a new 12' x 18' 
shed closer to a lot line than is permitted, by 
Theodore and Marie Celatka, 74 Bridge Street, 
Hatfield, 

Several informal inquires were made by property owners. 
The parties were referred to the Building Inspector or the Plan- 
ning Board for appropriate action. 



In 1998 Giles Desmond, a regular member of the Zoning 
Board of Appeals who served as the Board's Clerk for many 
years, decided to change his status to that of Alternate. Mr. 
Desmond's common sense approach to complex problems and 
his vast knowledge of the town and its residents will be missed 
by the Board. We wish to thank him for his service to the com- 
munity. Lydia Szych, a life long town resident was appointed to 
the Board and serves as a regular member. 

The Zoning Board of Appeals holds regular meetings on 
the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. at Memorial 
Town Hall, except during July and August. The Board holds 
public hearings for appeals as required. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thaddeus L. Kabat, Chairman 
Lydia Szych, Member 
Bryan Nicholas, Clerk 
Larry Stoddard, Alternate 
Giles F. Desmond, Alternate 



42 



INSPECTION SERVICES 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

The Inspections Department is please to submit their an- 
nual report for 1998: 

Building Inspector's Office Hours are Monday and Thurs- 
day 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m in Memorial Town Hall, my phone 
number is 247-049 1 

Building permits were issued for the following in 1998: 



Single Family Dwellings 
Commercial Buildings 


14 

1 


Commercial Additions 


1 


Residential Renovations 


63 


Non-Residential Renovations 


19 


Roofs 


43 


Signs 

Wood Stoves/Chimney's 

Garages 

Sheds 


4 
2 
2 
13 


Demolitions 


4 


Fences 


2 


Greenhouses 


5 


Barns 


4 


Decks, porches 
Handicap Ramps 
Pools 


33 

2 

12 


Annual Inspections 
Miscellaneous 


1 
20 




245 



Total estimated value of Building Permits $4,326,654.00 

A permit is required for any, and all work on Electrical, 
Plumbing and Gas and must be inspected by our local inspector, 
Permit applications may be obtained at Memorial Town Hall. 

Mr. David Lizek, Inspector, report the following: 

Applications for permit to do electrical work for 1998 1 1 1 

Mr. Walter Geryk, Plumbing and Gas Inspector, reports the 
following: 

Applications for permit to do Plumbing work for 1998 44 

Applications for permit to do Gas work for 1998 48 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Stanley Sadowski 

Building Commissioner/Zoning Enforcement Officer 



43 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 



Winter has made up for lost time., Three ice storms the 
first three weekends of January. We have been working day and 
night trying to keep ahead of the ice. We are using large amounts 
of sand and salt to keep most of the roads clear. The late arrival 
of Winter gave us time to clean all problem catch basins. Ditch- 
ing was also done all over town. The main roads done were Pan- 
try Road, Depot Road, and Cronin Hill Road. 

In the late Summer and Fall the paving of roads was com- 
pleted. Roads that were paved are Main Street, Depot Road, King 
Street, Oak Avenue, Linseed Road, Straits Road and School 
Street. Next year we hope to finish the parts of these roads not 
completed and do others, as money allows. New overhead doors 
were installed at the town garage to help make the building more 
energy efficient. I hope to make these type of improvements each 
year. 



Malcolm Broussard, the tree warden, and I have been 
working together trying to assess the needs of trimming and cut- 
ting the old and dead trees in town. We're trying very hard just 
to trim where we can, but when the tree is a safety hazard it has 
to come down. The planting of new trees will begin in the Spring 
as soon as weather conditions allow. We welcome any construc- 
tive input on any of these trees. 

Lastly I would like to thank Jim Szynal, Sonny 
Wendlowski, Jim Klepacki, and Jim LaVallee for their hard work 
and their help making the transition as smooth as possible. We 
invite anyone with questions or comments to stop in at 10 Straits 
Road or call at 247-5646. 

Sincerely, 

Bill Young 
Highway Foreman 



CONSERVATION COMMISSION 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

During 1998, the Conservation Commission held 7 public 
meetings and 8 public hearings responding to 9 applications for 
activities in or near wetlands. These applications dealt with the 
repaving of West Street (Route 5), an addition to the Food Bank, 
utility installation, reconstruction of industrial facilities, and the 
construction of single family homes. All applications were ap- 
proved, but special conditions or modifications were required 
that better protected the wetlands of Hatfield. The Commission 
also responded to several forest cutting plans coordinating with 
the Department of Environmental Protection and the Natural 
Heritage and Endangered Species Program in limiting forestry 
in the Mill River floodplain area. Enforcement proceedings were 
also initiated on several properties where actions were under- 
taken without proper approvals. 

The Commission additionally provided technical support 
to several other Town Boards including the Board of Selectmen 
regarding applications and litigation not directly before the Com- 
mission. 



The wetland and floodplain resources in Hatfield are ex- 
tensive and generally of extremely high quality. These areas are 
critical to flood control, drinking water supply, surface water 
quality, and wildlife and aquatic habitat. The Commission wishes 
to thank the citizens of Hatfield for their support during the year 
and compliance with the regulations of the Wetlands Protection 
Act. The Town residents and businesses are encouraged to con- 
tact the Commission if they have any questions regarding their 
existing or proposed actions in this newly designated resource 
area. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Paul G. Davis, Chair 

A. Cory Bardwell 

Christopher Brennan, Secretary 

Thaddeus Kabat 

Virginia Orson 

Stanley Sliwoski 

Gordon Williams 



44 



WESTERN VALLEY WATER PROTECTION COMMITTEE 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

The Western Valley Water Protection Committee 
(WVWPC) is a tri-town committee, which includes Whately, 
Northampton, and Hatfield. The Committee was initiated under 
a compact in 1991 between the three communities and the Pio- 
neer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) and the Franklin 
County Commissioners. The purpose of this regional compact 
is to foster joint and cooperative action concerning growth and 
development within these water supply areas to protect water 
quality. The WVWPC meets as needed to review development 
projects within the regional aquifer protection district and to make 
recommendations to the Planning Board relative to the proposed 
activities. 

A grant program, funded through the Department of Envi- 
ronmental Protection and developed with PVPC to address wa- 
ter quality within the Mill River watershed, entered the phase of 
replacing several defective septic systems within Town during 

1997. These septic system renovations were completed during 

1998. Baseline and follow-up water quality monitoring at sev- 
eral nearby sites was also completed this past year. 



This past year witnessed a significant regional interest in 
the Mill River area with the establishment of the Mill River 
Watershed Council and the Mill River Watershed Project. This 
organization met several times these years to discuss environ- 
mental concerns and to report on intensive biological surveys 
that have been conducted along the river corridor. Several rare 
species have been documented within the river area including 
three rare freshwater mussels, wood turtle, and rare floodplain 
plants. It is anticipated that additional protections will be estab- 
lished along this corridor. The Town encourages interested citi- 
zens to contact the Conservation Commission if they wish to 
act as representatives to the Council. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Paul G. Davis 



BOARD OF HEALTH 



The Board of Health meets the first and third Monday of 
each month at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Town Hall. Please feel 
free to stop by or call our office at 247-0497 should you need 
our assistance. 

1998 was another busy year for the Board of Health with 
Title 5 in effect. The Septic Management Loan Program is still 
in effect and money is still available to residents at a low interest 
rate to repair or replace your septic system. If you are interested 
in this program you may obtain information from the Town Hall. 



Commercial Haulers, Septic Haulers, Perc Test, Septic 
System Installations and Repairs, Well Installers, Common Vict- 
ualler (food licenses) and Motel License. 

Repectfully submitted, 

A. Cory Bardwell, Chairman 
William E. Pashek, Clerk 
Stanley Sliwoski, Member 



As you may have noticed the Landfill capping was com- 
pleted in a timely fashion and the Transfer Station is fully opera- 
tional under the direction of the newly formed Department of 
Public Works. tThe Board of Health issues permits and performs 
inspections for the following: 



45 



HILLTOWN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COOPERATIVE 
ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1998 



The Hilltown Resource Management Cooperative is a 
unique regional municipal organization created, operated and 
funded by it's eleven member Towns of Ashfield, Chesterfield, 
Cummington, Hatfield, Huntington, Middlefield, Plainfield, 
Westhampton, Williamsburg and Worthington. The HRMC's 
main goal is to continue to develop a first quality integrated re- 
cycling and waste management program for the region. This year, 
for the fifth year in a row the HRMC will continue to be level 
funded. Every year on your behalf the HRMC works on the fol- 
lowing efforts: 

• Monitor area recycling and waste manage- 
ment efforts at the Springfield MRF and the 
Northampton Landfill to make sure we are 
all doing the best we can! 

• Plan and operate the plastics recycling 
program, tire collection program, salvation 
army program as well as the regional 
Hazardous Waste Collection Program and 
the Paint Recycling Program. 

• Coordinate the regional sales of compost 
bins and provide recycling set out bins to all 
area schools and residents on an as needed 
basis throughout the year. 



• Provide outreach and education workshops 
and programs to HRMC area schools and 
community groups. 

• Work with local officials on planning, 
technical assistance, improved transfer 
station operations, provide general educa- 
tional information, explore new DEP grant 
programs, assist with regional efforts and 
monitor state regulatory policy. 

• Develop new programs such as recycling 
assistance to businesses, the electronics 
recycling program and develop other 
innovative new programs. 

Feel free to contact the HRMC anytime at (413) 268-3845 
if you have any questions about these valuable programs. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Eric Weiss - Administrator HRMC, January 1999 



DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES 



The Veterans' Agent is pleased to submit this annual re- 
port of the Department of Veterans' Services, for the Town of 
Hatfield, Ma. 

Having been appointed in mid season by the Board of Se- 
lectmen, I soon gained the knowledge required to fulfill the du- 
ties of the office. The job came complete with a four-drawer file 
cabinet, which had been maintained in an orderly fashion. I found 
the files to be neatly organized and ready for use. 

In November the Veterans' Agent attended a three-day 
training session which was held in Worcester, Ma. A great amount 
of information was disseminated, but much more needs to be 
learned. Hopefully as time goes by, enough knowledge will be 
gained to answer most of the questions or find the answers for 
the Veterans of Hatfield. 



No requests for financial or medical assistance were re- 
ceived. Some assistance was given for other service-related 
matters. 

While no official office hours are listed, phone or answer- 
ing machine can always reach the Veterans' Agent at 247-9281. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

David L. Bell, Sr. 
Veterans' Agent 



46 



HATFIELD COUNCIL ON AGING 
1998 ANNUAL REPORT 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

With 1998 behind us, we would like to reflect on the many 
challenges we have had to endure with our programs, activities 
and funding. Though most of these challenges were met with a 
positive outcome, we have more to overcome. Through com- 
bined efforts of our board, staff, and mostly our very dedicated 
volunteers, we continue to serve the elder residents of our com- 
munity with the respect, knowledge and assistance we have to 
offer. We would like to thank the Town Hall staff, all the Boards 
and Departments we worked with who have supported us this 
past year, all of whom have provided us with their dedicated 
service, and you, the townspeople, for your support. 

Each year we provide a Volunteer Recognition Party for 
the many people who make our programs and activities such a 
success. Most of these volunteers are retired residents from our 
town, some are over 60, and some are still working, some are 
students in our schools, others just volunteer because they enjoy 
it. Because of their generosity, they give their time, helping by 
providing their skills, knowledge, and assistance to make the 
programs work. This past year the volunteers have provided over 
4260 hours of service to our community. These services would 
have cost over $30,625.00 if we had to pay for them. You can 
see why they are so important to us and why we value each of 
them. Without them, we would not have many of our programs 
or activities. 

The Council on Aging consists of 5 Board Members; our 
staff, Jane Betsold, COA Director, Barbara Goll, Dining Center 
Director, COA Van Drivers; Meals on Wheels Drivers; a Volun- 
teer Coordinator/Assistant; and our volunteers. The Council on 
Aging and Senior Center are located downstairs in the town Hall 
and are open Monday through Friday. We may be reached at 
247-9003, and if there is no answer, please leave a message on 
the machine. Our meetings are held monthly at the Senior Cen- 
ter and dates and times are posted outside the Town Clerk's Of- 
fice. We encourage all elders to attend these meeting and wel- 
come any suggestions, concerns or comments concerning the 
Council on Aging or Nutrition Programs. We attend local and 
regional meetings with other agencies to update our resources 
and expand on new programs available to us. 

Our newsletter is published quarterly and distributed with 
the TRIAD newsletter. These are mailed to each town resident 
over 60 years of age. Copies are available at the Senior Center 
and Town Hall for anyone else interested. We have available 
free flyers and pamphlets outside the Senior Center concerning 
various topics. There are also available inside the Center, a vari- 
ety of books people have donated to us to loan out. Senior ac- 



tivities and sign up sheets are located inside the Senior Center 
on the bulletin board. 

We have applied for and received grants from Highland 
Valley Elder Services, to fund our Nutrition Program, our News- 
letter and Dues. Also, from the Executive Office of Elder Af- 
fairs to provide a Program Coordinator/Office Assistant, Volun- 
teer Recognition, and to establish new programs. We received 
funding from the Hatfield Book Club to purchase items for our 
Dining Center. 

PROGRAMS: 

TRANSPORTATION: Our Transportation Program re- 
mains a very important part of our services. Because we have no 
public transportation in town, many elders have no way to get 
around other than our van. At times this becomes difficult, but 
we try to accommodate everyones needs for transportation. We 
will continue to do so as long as we have a vehicle and funding 
for this program. Our van drivers, Marion Lapienski, William 
Podmayer, Ethel Podmayer, and John Rankin provided 6394 trips 
for weekly medical appointments, lunch pick up and return, gro- 
cery shopping, mall shopping, movies, banking, hair appoint- 
ments and misc. trips for 1998. They are very dedicated and 
patient and we thank them for this and the assistance they offer. 
The COA van is available to all persons residing in Hatfield, age 
60 or older, with priority given to those without any transporta- 
tion. Appointments can be made by calling the COA office. 

NUTRITION PROGRAM: Funded by Highland Valley 
Elder Services, our hot lunch program is available Monday 
through Friday (no Holidays), at 1 1 :45 A.M. at the Senior Cen- 
ter in Town Hall for all persons over 60 years of age. Reserva- 
tions should be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling the 
Dining Center Director, Barbara Goll at 247-0480, Monday 
through Friday from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Our Meals on 
Wheels Drivers, Helen Sikorski, Arthur Belden, Florence Mayo, 
Mark & Hillary Cronin, Rebecca Gross, and Robert Tefft have 
been very dedicated to the program. Persons interested in Home 
Delivered Meals should contact the Nutrition Director. Monthly 
menus are available at the Center. This has been a wonderful 
social activity for our participants, as well as nutritionally im- 
portant. Volunteers and Drivers have served and delivered over 
12,250 congregate and home delivered meals last year. 

OTHER PROGRAMS: We have coordinated and orga- 
nized many health clinics, speakers and programs consisting of 
the following: Monthly Blood Pressure Screenings, provided by 
volunteer nurses are held the 2nd Monday of each month. The 
annual Flu Clinic was available to all persons over 60, at risk 



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residents, and public safety personnel. Cindy Sadowski again 
volunteered her services to administer the vaccine, which was 
provided by the Mass. Dept. of Public Health. Safety Awareness 
Night in coordination with TRIAD; The Fuel Assistance Pro- 
gram, sponsored by Franklin Community Action Corp.; 55 Alive 
Driving Program & Free Tax Assistance Program, sponsored by 
the American Association of Retired Persons; Monthly Food 
Surplus, sponsored by the Western Mass. Food Bank; The Neigh- 
bor to Neighbor Program, funded by Highland Valley Elder Ser- 
vices; Farmer's Market Program, sponsored by the Mass. Dept. 
of Agriculture; Misc. Health & Foot Screenings, sponsored by 
the Hampshire County VNA; SHINE Program; Medicare & 
Medicaid speakers; the Senior Pharmacy Program, sponsored 
by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs; Medical & Nutrition 
Speakers; Assistance to elders for Tax, Water, and Sewer Abate- 
ments; Presidential Birthday Greetings; the TRIAD Program, 
involving Senior Citizens, Police Department, and Council on 
Aging. A special thanks to the S.A.L.T Council members and 
Sgt. Tom Osley, who have worked so hard to keep our TRIAD 
Program successful. Volunteers are always needed for our pro- 
grams and activities, and if anyone is interested you may con- 
tact the COA office. Over 2340 elders participated in these pro- 
grams. Our thanks to those who donated to our Medical Equip- 
ment Fund and Loan Program. We have medical equipment avail- 
able to loan free of charge at the COA office. Items donated by 
local residents help those who may need a walker, cane, a wheel- 
chair or misc. items. Anyone wishing to donate any usable clean 
items please contact our office. 



Recreational Activities available were Weekly Bridge and 
Bingo Games, evening bingo parties, holiday parties, mall shop- 
ping, movie trips, and motorcoach trips. Various intergenerational 
programs were held in cooperation with the local schools. Ap- 
proximately 2690 elders participated in these activities. 

The Council on Aging provides services to over 720 
Hatfield Residents age 60 and over. As we enter our 25th year, 
we are very proud of how far we have come and grown with our 
population. As their needs grow, we will continue to provide the 
best quality of services to meet the needs of this growing popu- 
lation to the best of our abi lity. With the cooperation of local and 
regional agencies we will succeed by identifying and develop- 
ing community resources, provide information, referral and out- 
reach on health, nutrition, safety and education. And also, the 
help of you, the community, by supporting us in the future, so 
we can continue to expand with the growth. With this support 
we can provide the proper services needed to keep our elders 
independent, healthy, safe, and to enhance their quality of life. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mary H. Brennan, Chairwoman 
William Podmayer, Vice Chairman 
Rev. Worth Noyes, Secretary 
Henry Betsold, Historian 
Laura Schilling, Member 
Jane Betsold, COA Director 
Barbara Goll, Dining Center Director 



HATFIELD TRIAD PROGRAM 
1998 ANNUAL REPORT 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

The Hatfield TRIAD program is in it's fourth year and 
has again enjoyed more success and productivity. TRIAD ad- 
dresses quality of life issues for Hatfield's senior population such 
as crime prevention and safety in the home. Unfortunately el- 
ders can be vulnerable to unscrupulous individuals who try to 
take advantage of their trusting nature. One of our goals is to 
instill a feeling of security in our older citizens. This goal is 
accomplished through the cooperation of the Council on Aging, 
Police Department and the senior citizens themselves. The se- 
niors form a S.A.L.T. Council, which stands for Seniors and 
Lawmen Together. They work with the Council on Aging Di- 
rector and the TRIAD Officer to identify and solve problems in 
the elder community. 

The Hatfield S.A.L.T. Council members include Art 
Belden, Mary Brennan, Ann Burda, Ellie Gillespie, Tony 



Gillespie, Alice Maiewski, June May, Dick Mooney, Iris Sawin 
and Helen Sikorski. S.A.L.T. Council member Tony Gillespie is 
also on the Hampshire Franklin Steering Committee. 

The Hatfield Police Department applied for and received 
a Community Policing Grant from the Commonwealth of Mas- 
sachusetts. The money from the grant, in part, enabled the 
TRIAD Officer to do home visitations of elders at an earlier 
hour in the day when it is more convenient. The number of per- 
sons visited has increased since the inception of the program 
making it a marked success. 

The grant also allowed the purchase of Emergency Flash 
Lights which were hand delivered to all seniors in town. The 
lights are installed in outside lights and when turned on once 
allowed the light to be used normally. If turned on twice the 
light blinks on and off helping emergency personnel to locate 
the people needing assistance. The have proven very helpful in 
several cases in the past year. 



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Another project was a Safety Awareness Night held in June 
at the Breor Elementary School. There were many speakers and 
demonstrations of how to keep safe in the home. The event was 
held with the personnel of the Fire, Ambulance, Police Depart- 
ments and the Office of the Hampshire Franklin District Attor- 
ney. The grant allowed us to give several trips as door prizes. 

Another event was held in conjunction with the Hatfield 
TRIAD SA.L.T. Council and the Fire Department. It was called 
Fire Safety Night and was held at Capawonk Housing. There 
was instruction in fire safety in the home and included demon- 
strations and the importance of exiting the building when a fire 
alarm is pulled. 

OTHER SERVICES OFFERED BY TRIAD 

HOME VISITATION PROGRAM: Visits to elders who 
live alone or are homebound are done on a regularly scheduled 
basis. The visits are important to let seniors know that someone 
will be looking in on them. The people that are visited enjoy 
having someone different with which to talk about any prob- 
lems they might have. Being alone is a very difficult thing for 
anyone. 

HOME SECURITY CHECKS: The TRIAD Officer will 
come to the senior's home and does a survey with recommenda- 
tions of ways to make the home a safer place. The survey goes a 
long way to improve peace of mind that the occupants are them- 
selves safe. 



TRIAD MEETINGS: S.A.L.T. Council meetings are held 
monthly downstairs in the Town Hall in the Senior Dining Room. 
They are usually held the third Tuesday of the month. The pub- 
lic is invited to attend and new people are always welcome. Call 
The Council on Aging Office for exact dates and times. 

At this time I would like to thank Chief David Hurley for 
all his support and help. As always he has been totally commit- 
ted to making the Hatfield TRIAD Program the success it has 
become. I know I appreciate it as do the seniors that the program 
touches. I would also like to thank the S.A.L.T. Council for their 
effort and hard work. Without them there would be no Hatfield 
TRIAD. We are very lucky to have people with the compassion 
and commitment to the program that they have. Also thank you 
to Council on Aging Director Jane Betsold. She is the oil that 
keeps everything running smoothly. Her time commitment to 
the Hatfield TRIAD above and beyond her job as Director has 
proven invaluable and irreplaceable. Finally I would like to thank 
Sheriff Robert Garvey and District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel 
and their staff for their continuing support to the whole TRIAD 
concept. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sgt. Thomas Osley 

TRIAD Officer 

Hatfield Police Department 



VIDEOTAPING OF HOMES: The TRIAD Officer vid- 
eotapes homes and valuables within the home to be used in case 
of disasters for making insurance claims. The homeowner re- 
tains the tape in a safe place. 

EMERGENCY LIGHTS: Emergency lights like those 
described above are available to any Hatfield senior. 

FILES OF LIFE: Files of Life are available to any 
Hatfield resident 60 or over free of charge. These files magneti- 
cally attach to the refrigerator door and contain key medical in- 
formation in case of emergency. They have been valuable in the 
past and EMS personnel look for them immediately. 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS BOOKLETS: These 
booklets were compiled by the Hatfield TRIAD to assist seniors 
in the event of a natural catastrophe. It instructs people where to 
go and who to call. Any of the above products and services may 
be had by calling the Council on Aging Office at 247-9003. They 
are available free of charge to any Hatfield resident 60 and over. 

TRIAD NEWSLETTER: A newsletter with TRIAD in- 
formation and home security tips is distributed along with the 
Council on Aging newsletter several times a year. It contains 
many interesting facts about what TRIAD is doing. 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT 



STAFF: 



OFFICERS: 



David M. Hurley, Chief 
Thomas J. Osley, Sgt. 
Gregory E. Weeks, Sgt. 
Matthew Barstow 
William F. Boyle 
Christopher Butler 
Matthew Malo 
Gerald Perkins 
James Perrault 
Raymond Redfern 
John Vey 
Daniel Warner 
(Selectmen) 
J. Michael Cahill 
Patrick Gaughan 
Larry Grossman 



The following is the annual report for the period January 1 , 
1998 through December 31, 1998. 



POLICE COMMISSIONERS: 



Calls received 

Calls referred to other departments 

Arrests made/Warrants issued 

Hearings attended/requested 

Citations issued 

Accidents reported/investigated 

Stolen property 

Damaged property 

Found/recovered property 

Protective custody 

Unattended deaths 

Internal investigation 



1140 

145 

60 

145 

710 

51 

40 

47 

21 

8 

9 

2 



The Dispatch Center reports that during the last year they 
received 9 1 mis-dial/prank 9 1 1 calls to the Center this past year, 
from Hatfield. All of us need to realize that these calls create a 
real problem to the Emergency Services in our Town. When these 
calls are made it can take away critical life saving response time 
to someone who really needs assistance. I do wish to encourage 
all to dial 91 1 at anytime when you need immediate assistance, 
from any of the Emergency Services. 

The following Grant monies were received by our Town: 

COPS FAST: An additional $ 1 3,000.00 was received from 
the Federal Government. This money is used to reimburse the 
Town Sgt. Osley portion of his annual salary. This was above 
the three year Grant which the Town had already been awarded. 

DARE: The Town was awarded $7,000.00 this year by 
the State. Some of these funds are used to cover the salary costs 
associated with the instruction/training aspects of the program. 



The remaining funds are used to support other activities which 
the program offers, along with the costs of various materials. 
Please see Sgt. Weeks report for further details. 

Community Policing: The Town was awarded $ 1 6,000.00 
this year by the State. Some of these funds are used to pay for 
the off tour visits, by Sgt. Osley to the elderly residents of our 
Town. The remaining monies received are being used to support 
the TRIAD program. Please refer to Sgt. Osley's report for fur- 
ther details. 

COPS MORE: The Town was awarded $4,500.00 this 
year by the Federal Government. These funds will be used to 
purchase two lap top computers. One of these units will allow 
the Officers to complete reports while in the field, during the 
booking process, or at their home. The other unit will be used to 
set up a Mobile Data Unit in a cruiser. This unit will enable the 
Officers direct computer access to the Registry of Motor Ve- 
hicles, Criminal History Board, along with other Law Enforce- 
ment Agencies. 

Domestic Violence: The Town joined with the Northwest 
District Attorney's Office applied for this grant. The purpose is 
to improve and develop Police response to this type of situation. 
Our Town continues to see a rise in this type of call for assis- 
tance. Sgt. Osley has been assigned to this task force, and will 
be attending regular meetings with the D.A. Office, along with 
various other Police Agencies. These types of calls are consid- 
ered to be the most dangerous calls for assistance which an Of- 
ficer may respond to. With this in mind, it is imperative that all 
officers receive direction and training, which this grant will pro- 
vide. 

Programs continuations: 

Video Tapping: Elementary School aged children were 
again taped, with the next segment to be scheduled before the 
school year ends this year. My sincere thanks to all involved 
who assisted in making this happen. 

Regional Lock-up: The State has budgeted the cost asso- 
ciate with the construction of this facility, which will be at the 
Hampshire County House of Correction. Currently our Town 
uses the State Police or Northampton Police facilities for this 
purpose. Both of these agencies have also expressed interest in 
using this facility. The reason for our Community to use this 
facility is purely financial. The costs associated in the construc- 
tion, maintenance and staffing a holding cell would be much 
more than participating in a Regional Lockup. A Late Spring 
ground breaking is anticipated, with an opening date hopefully 
early in the year 2000. 



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Staffing: I wish to welcome the following Officers to the 
Department: Christopher Butler, Matthew Malo, Gerald Perkins, 
and James Perrault. These individuals are replacing Officers who 
have resigned, namely Michael Holhut, Jessica Kiendzior, Wil- 
liam Scott, Michael Stiles. I wish to thank them for their ser- 
vices given to our Town. 

Patrol Hours: The next fiscal year I have requested addi- 
tional funds in order to increase patrols. These hours will be 
scheduled mainly for the weekends, during the day light hours. 

Cruiser Replacement: I am requesting funds to replace 
the 1993 cruiser at the next annual Town Meeting. The present 
vehicle will have over 120,000 miles on the vehicle. I look for- 
ward to your support in approving the purchase of the vehicle. 



Training: All Officers have continued to receive all nec- 
essary training required by law, along with various Specialized 
sessions. Some of these subjects include CPR/First Responder 
Courses, Radar, Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Baton, OC spray, 
Domestic Violence, Child/Elder Abuse/neglect, to name a few. 

In closing I wish to express my sincere thanks to all of 
you, along with the members of the Police service. I wish also to 
extend thanks to ALL the various Boards, Departments who con- 
tinue to support us in serving YOU the residents of our Commu- 
nity. 

Respectfully submitted 

David M. Hurley 
Chief of Police 



DRUG ABUSE AND RESISTANCE EDUCATION 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

This year completed our ninth year of the Hatfield D. A.R.E. 
Program in our schools. It seems that every year becomes more 
and more of a challenge but more rewarding. In May we gradu- 
ated 36 students from the Program. Also, I saw my third D.A.R.E. 
class graduate from Smith Academy. 

In May not only did we enjoy the graduation at the El- 
ementary School but also the family party at the American Le- 
gion. This years graduating students and their parents enjoyed a 
sit down dinner catered by Jim and Betsy Tarr. During this party 
we paid tribute to those students who took place in our ninth 
year of the D.A.R.E. Bowling League. The Super Bowlers lived 
up to their name and won the League title. Only two games sepa- 
rated the first team and the third team showing the balance of 
the teams. The Super Bowlers consisted of Billy Moeck, Nick 
Hebert, Danny Jaworski, Nick Canton and Josiah Parsons. We 
all enjoyed the magic of William Childs and everyone is still 
trying to figure out how he does his flying rabbit trick. I prom- 
ised I wouldn't tell how it is done, but it's simple, it is not a trick 
certain rabbits do fly. 

We also finished our ninth year of the D.A.R.E. Center. 
We will continue to be open on Friday nights as long as I can 
handle it. Who ever said that 40 - 80 kids in one place was a 
problem or confusing. We also traveled to Interskate 91 a few 
times until they changed their hours of open skating. I am pleased 
to say that it will continue in 1999. The Pittsfield Mets baseball 
trip also took place again this year with a full busload this time. 
Believe me when I say the Pittsfield Mets organization is glad to 
see us coming because we cheer and sing the loudest even when 
we're not suppose to. Of course, I again collected the most player's 
autographs. In August we all loaded up and headed for Boston 
for our annual Whale Watch. For those who went were greeted 
by the largest amount of whales we have ever seen. For the first 
time we got to watch them do what the pros call "mouth feed- 
ing". In all it was probably the best Whale Watch yet. There will 
be another one this year since it is a great family outing. 



In August we had our annual Cow Plop and fireworks day. 
Again the cows did not fail us and they soiled the fields. Of 
course I still say the fireworks display that we have is the best in 
the area. This years Cow Plop Derby/Fireworks is planned for 
July 31, 1999. Please get your Cow Plops Deeds and support 
our kids programs. Hopefully, there will be a Softball tourna- 
ment as well before the fireworks. This year we are planning our 
first ever golf tournament . It will be held on July 24, 1 999 at the 
Northampton Country Club. Plans are still being done on this 
but it is already booked and hope to see as many of you as pos- 
sible there. 

I look forward to a fun and rewarding 1999 with our chil- 
dren. I can honestly say that working with your kids are by far 
the most enjoyable thing in my life and will hate retiring some 
year. I would like to thank all those faithful who have been drop- 
ping off their returnable cans and bottles in our dumpster at the 
D.A.R.E. Center because it does help set off some of the ex- 
penses. I would like to thank the Chief of Police for allowing me 
to continue the D.A.R.E. Program and arranging my schedule 
so that I may be with your kids. I would also like to thank all 
those who have continued to be concerned about my health and 
diet. 

Finally, to all my D.A.R.E. students from past, present and 
future. Be good to each other, treat others as you would want to 
be treated. Activate brain before mouth. Keep the channels open 
with your friends. Talk to your parents, they all have been there 
and done it, trust them. Be good to all humans and animals. If 
you feel down and out and don't know what you have done in 
your short lifetime, just remember, that you have earned my love 
and respect. If you need me, call me. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Gregory E. Weeks 
Hatfield D.A.R.E. Officer 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

The following is the Fire Department's annual report for 
the calendar year ending December 31, 1998. 

The Fire Department responded to the following calls dur- 
ing the last calendar year: 



Motor Vehicle Accidents 
Alarm Sounding 
Carbon Monoxide Alarms 
Motor Vehicle Fires 
Tree Fire 

Flooded Basement 
Heating System Failure 
Brush Fire 
Power Lines Down 
Search & Rescue 
Structure/Chimney Fire 
Smoke/Odor Investigation 
Assist Bomb Squad 
Tire Fire 

Appliance Malfunction 
Oil/Diesel Spill 
Mutual Aid 
Dumpster Fire 
Total Calls 



23 
19 

3 
3 

1 

2 

2 

16 

6 

1 

7 

17 

1 

2 

2 

4 

3 

1 

113 



The Fire Department performed inspections/issued permits for 
the following during the calendar year: 



Oil Burner/Tank Inspections 
Smoke Detectors 
LPG Inspections 
Underground Tank Removals 
Cathodic Protection 
Tank Monitor 
Total 



23 
27 
15 
28 
1 
1 
95 



The Fire Department's Chief of almost ten years, Robert 
J. Osepowicz, retired in September and left us with a void to fill. 
Bob spent countless hours working for the betterment of the 
department. It was a job he thoroughly enjoyed and he left us as 
a department in great shape and we are thankful for his tireless 
leadership in bringing us to where we are today. Bob was al- 
ways looking for ways to help our department grow with the 
demands of the community. He was exceptionally intuitive re- 
garding the future of the fire service and did his best to prepare 
Hatfield's Fire Department for the future. He was active in se- 
curing surplus government property that would be beneficial to 
the department. His commitment to the department is greatly 
appreciated by all of us who had the opportunity to grow under 
his leadership and we wish him well in his retirement! 



This department instituted an inspection program during 
the year, which we have exceeded our expectations in providing 
better service to you, our customers. Letters were sent to the 
Realtors in the area, asking that all smoke detector inspections 
for house closings be scheduled through the secretaries in the 
town hall for Thursday mornings. We have taken this further 
and are now trying to schedule any inspections we have to make 
for this same time period. This program has worked quite well 
and has eliminated the guesswork of when someone will be 
around to do the inspection, a win/win situation for all. 

Law allows open burning from January 15 up to and in- 
cluding May 1 , with a permit. Permits are issued in the town hall 
during regular business hours and weekends and holidays a 
firefighter will issue permits at the fire station between the hours 
of 8- 10 AM. Permits are granted for the burning of brush, cane, 
driftwood and forestry debris-excluding grass, hay, leaves, and 
stumps. All laws pertaining to open burning are set by the De- 
partment of Environmental Protection and are a part of the Clean 
Air Act, which is one of the reasons you can only burn between 
the hours of 10 AM to 4 PM. 

As reported in last year's annual report, the department's 
emergency equipment is rapidly showing it's age and now all is 
another year older! We have taken the tank off the truck we took 
out of service last year and mounted it on a 1955 5-ton Army 
Mack chassis we had acquired through the Federal Surplus Prop- 
erty. This is a band aid approach and has bought us some time to 
think where we want to go from here. The officers and members 
of the department will be discussing what our needs should be 
for the immediate future. We do know that we will definitely be 
looking to replace Engine 1, which is literally falling apart. We 
will be working with the Selectmen and Capital Planning Com- 
mittee and hopefully approaching town meeting of FY 2000 for 
the moneys for a new truck. 

Currently the town has 22 officers and firefighters. As a 
volunteer department, any number of these dedicated people may 
be out-of-town or otherwise unavailable (e.g. watching their own 
kids). We never know how many firefighters might show up for 
a call. Recently it has been as low as 3(?) and as high as 12(?). If 
you are at least 18, are in good health, are a non-smoker, and 
would like to investigate the possibility of becoming a firefighter, 
please see me or any of the officers. Additional personnel is 
needed in order to continue to provide the Town with the quality 
of service that the Citizens of Hatfield have rightfully come to 
expect. We encourage anyone that meets the criteria above to 
consider joining, become a part of your community! 

We would like to remind our fellow citizens that we con- 
tinue to work out of very cramped quarters and we feel that this 
issue needs to be addressed in the near future. We continue to 
drill every Thursday evening and have little space to meet and 
practice skills without moving some piece of equipment out- 



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side. We would ultimately like to see a centrally located com- 
plex built in order that we could store all of our equipment in 
one location and also help us to serve the community as a whole 
better. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the 
officers and members of the Fire Department, who have been 
tremendous in helping me lead the department thru this transi- 
tion period. They have been an inspiration and for that I am truly 
grateful. I would also like to thank Bob for his leadership and 
guidance to the department, and myself, it is because of him that 
this transition hasn't missed a beat. 

I would like to thank all of the various boards and depart- 
ments for their assistance to the Fire Department over the year. I 
personally thank the town hall secretaries, Teresa and Ruth, for 
their understanding and help during the time I have been leading 
the department. Very importantly, I would like to thank the citi- 
zens of Hatfield for their support of the department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William A. Belden 
Interim Fire Chief 



FIRE DEPARTMENT ROSTER 
December 31, 1998 

William A. Belden, Interim Chief 
John T. Pease, Deputy Chief 
Jonathan Bardwell, Captain 
Edwin McGlew III, Captain 
Thomas Sadowski, Lieutenant 

FIREFIGHTERS 

Nikolas Adamski 
Douglas Baker 
Garrett Barry 
Malcolm Broussard 
Gregson Chase 
James Crepeau 
Greg Dibrindisi 
Kerry Gaughan 
Stephan Gaughan 
Timothy Jackewich 
Worth Noyes 
Mark Ober 
Carlos Pena 
R. Scott Pomeroy 
John Pope 
Tracey Rogers 
Richard Shea 



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AMBULANCE 



Again this past year for the ambulance service has been a 
busy one with still another increase in the number of responses. 
This service responded to a total of 235 emergency calls. With a 
very dedicated group of EMT's we have been able to meet this 
increase and provide the best service and the best quality care 
possible. 

I would like to welcome the new members to the service; 
Jill Barrows, Bob Englehardt, and Tim Jackowocz. They are a 
welcome addition to our staff and have got involved quickly in 
the responses. With these new members on board we will be 
able to maintain the same number of staff able to respond. I 
would like to thank the few members that due to different rea- 
sons were unable to recertify this past year. I thank you for all 
the time and effort over the past years and wish you well. Many 
people have no idea of how many hours it involves just to main- 
tain our personnel certification as an EMT The service itself 
also involves more hours. It takes many hours of continuing 
education on required subjects as well as new procedures that 
are coming out. Many members of the emergency services be it 
ambulance, fire, or police give their time to stay qualified in 
their field. I would also like to recognize Steve Gaughan for 
taking the intermediate EMT course and completing and pass- 
ing same. Steve is a welcome addition to our advanced life sup- 
port side. Again this was a lot more training and dedication. 

I would like to recognize the many people that we have 
come in contact with and that have taken the time to write us a 
note regards to the care that either they or a loved one has re- 
ceived from the service. Each card and letter is posted for all the 
members to see. A lot of time, the only time you hear from some- 
one is to hear bad things. I am pleased to say this is not so. We in 
the ambulance service take no better pleasure in being able to 
sit back with the knowledge that we have done the best possible 
job for our patient and your card and letters show us that you 
think so too. We as a small town ambulance service are dedi- 
cated to provide the best ambulance service possible for the town 
and the correspondence that we have received show that we are 
doing that. 

I would also like to thank the many people that have taken 
the time and made contributions towards the ambulance fund 
either directly or in memory of a loved one that has passed on. 
Rest assured this money is used wisely for either a needed new 
piece of equipment or for education of the staff. 



At the present time the ambulance service as well as the 
fire department are going through a revamping period. Because 
of this I have agreed to stay on awhile longer to assist with this 
undertaking. This will in no way effect the service given to the 
town and the service will still remain a separate service in the 
town. I can not expand any further on this until it does take place. 

I would like to thank the Board of Selectmen for their as- 
sistance to the service and the confidence in my leadership as 
the manager. I would like to thank the dedicated staff in the town 
hall who with out their help and assistance we would not be 
where we are today. I would like to thank the members of the 
fire department and police department for the on scene help that 
they have provided for us. Most of all I would like to thank the 
members of the ambulance service for their dedication and time 
given in the past year to make it all possible. The getting up in 
the middle of the dark cold night and responding to seeing no 
lights on in the houses knowing everyone else is still sleeping 
has shown your dedication. 

Thank you all. 



Member of the Ambulance Service 
Ted, Celatkajr., Manager 
Greg Gagnon, Assistant Manager 
Doug Baker 
Lauri Banas 
Jill Barrows 
Jim Crepeau 
Bob Englehardt 
Gaughan, Steve 
Jackowicz, Tim 
Noyes, Worth 
Pelis, Cessie 
Pomeroy, Susan 
Rogaleski, Barrett 
Suriano, Jeff 
Weeks, Greg 
Williams, Darryl 



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HATFIELD HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
1998 ANNUAL REPORT 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

The tobacco barn restoration project was completed as it 
was outlined by the Massachusetts Historical Commission who 
provided us with a grant to do the work. The final report was 
submitted to the MHC in February 1998. However, we are still 
not quite ready to move our collection of old and antique farm 
tools and machinery into the barn and establish a farm museum. 
We need to put in a concrete floor and are seeking funds to do 
the job. Jonathan Bardwell secured the barn with no charge for 
labor. For this we are grateful. 

For many years we have been searching for more museum 
space to house our fine household items, and have informed the 
Selectmen of our concerns. Working with the Hatfield Histori- 
cal Society and the Library Trustees, a committee investigated 
methods and costs to make the Dickinson Memorial Hall envi- 
ronmentally sound for both museum items and library books. 
However, because a town Property & Space Utilization Com- 
mittee was formed, we have halted further investigation until 
we hear that Committee's recommendations. 



In May Martha (Pelis) Schurch joined our commission, 
filling an eight month vacancy. She brings with her a strong in- 
terest in and enthusiasm for local history. 

We must again thank Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Moriarty for 
their gift of a museum cleaning. 

We are also indebted to the Hatfield Historical Society for 
their financial help, their continuous good work in the museum, 
cataloging and setting up new exhibits, and organizing programs 
to keep people informed of town and local history. 

The following booklets have been placed in the public li- 
brary for everyone's use: 

1 ) Standard for Treatment of Historic Proper- 
ties with Guidelines for the treatment of 
Cultural Landscapes 

U.S. Department of Interior National Park 
Services 1998 



Preservation of our precious museum items and documents 
is uppermost in our minds. With that thought in mind, we must 
compliment Town Clerk, Louise Slysz for her ongoing effort in 
preserving the Town's vital statistics records. Each year she has 
more records restored and protected with acid-free coverings. 

Research for the Elm Street Historical District is being 
done by our expert consultant, Bonnie Parsons of the Pioneer 
Valley Planning Committee. She is presently working on Phase 
II of this three-phase project, and has shown us how historically 
important Elm Street is to the history of our town. 

Our Commission submitted two letters in support of the 
Connecticut River becoming an American Heritage River. In July 
the Connecticut River was given that distinct honor... one of 14 
American rivers to be so named. 

The School Committee consulted with us before putting 
up a sign in front of the Breor Elementary School on Main Street. 
While we recommend holding down the number of signs in this 
historically sensitive district, their sign was tastefully designed, 
and the plans to light the sign were adjusted so as to be the least 
offensive to neighbors. 

We discussed the redesigning of the Sophia Smith Park 
next to Town Hall so that it would closer resemble an old New 
England common, and have written to the Smith Academy Trust- 
ees to that effect. 



2) Painting Historic Exteriors: Colors, Applica- 
tions & Regulation 

Bay State Historical League 1998 

3) Connecticut River Valley: Special Resource 
Reconnaissance Study 

U.S. Department of Interior National Park 
Service 1998 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mary Lou B. Cutter, Chairman 
George H. Ashley, III, Secretary 
Thomas E. Carroll 
Thomas Prew 
Martha (Pelis) Schurch 



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LIBRARY 



We have had much transition at the Hatfield Public Li- 
brary this past year. We hired Judith Friebert as Acting Director 
for six months, while we searched for a permanent director. We 
found that person in Ruth Urell, a Hatfield resident, who comes 
to us with a wealth of library experience and skills. 

Kathleen Winters, Trustee, chose not to seek re-election. 
We thank her for her many years of service, dedication, and hard 
work. Susan Gaughan is our newest trustee. 

Our circulation figures continue to be impressive. We pro- 
cessed 18,284 items this year. We sponsored 57 children's pro- 
grams with an attendance of 564 patrons. We continue to add to 
our current holdings of 2 1 ,924 books, audios, and videocassettes. 

At the Annual Town Meeting, Article 18 allowed for the 
trustees to send out bids for a handicapped ramp for Dickinson 
Memorial Hall. Only one bid was received, and it came in at 
several thousand dollars over the amount voted.. 

Our needs remain the same. We clearly need a new facil- 
ity. We must offer the residents of Hatfield a larger space. The 
current building does not fulfill the Town's needs and due to its 
high humidity, books are self-destructing. We need more room 
to display our collection, a comfortable children's area, handi- 
capped accessibility, modern technology, and technical space to 
process our holdings. 



The trustees wish to thank our benefactors whose gener- 
osity certainly enhances many areas of library service. We thank 
many individual patrons, the Hatfield Book Club, the Hatfield 
Historical Society, the Friends of the Library, and author Jane 
Yolen. We have also received many memorial donations 

Our goals, beyond a new facility, are to offer public ac- 
cess to computers and the Internet. We want to expand new book 
and magazine selections. We want to be open more hours and to 
have an even stronger connection to the school-age children of 
Hatfield. 

We encourage current patrons to continue to use the 
Hatfield Public Library, and we encourage others to stop in for a 
visit to avail yourselves of our services and meet the friendly 
staff who are there to serve you. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Board of Trustees, Hatfield Public Library 
Jane A. Scavotto, Chairperson 
Thomas Carroll 
Susan Gaughan 



RECREATION COMMISSION 



To the Residents of Hatfield, 

The Recreation Board would like to take this opportunity 
to thank all the people who have volunteered their time and en- 
ergy to make all our programs a success. We offer soccer, bas- 
ketball, and baseball participation to children from Kindergar- 
ten thru grade six. All coaches, referees, and helpers of these 
programs are donating their time and the board appreciates their 
effort. 

During the summer months the Recreation Board orga- 
nized a five week program offering arts, crafts, and sports. It 
took place Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and a 
small fee was charged. An adult and three students were hired to 
oversee the program and an average of 45 children participated 
daily. 



In summarizing, the Recreation Board would like to thank 
the Selectboard for the funds to buy equipment and uniforms for 
the various programs. This money will be used wisely and the 
youth of our town will continue to benefit from our programs. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Mark Wickles (Chairman) 
Richard Strong 
Dana Weybrew 
Tom Lafond 



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PROPERTY AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE 



The Property and Space Utilization Committee was re- 
organized this past summer from the old Property Committee, 
with three members, into the Property and Space Utilization Com- 
mittee with five members. 

The Selectmen charged the committee with the task of con- 
ducting an inventory of the Town's buildings and the space re- 
quirements of the occupants of the buildings. 

The Committee has met often during the past fall and 
through the winter months to visit all of the municipally owned 
buildings in town, (except for the school buildings), to evaluate 
the condition of the structures and to determine the space re- 
quirements of the occupants of the buildings. The Committee 
spoke with the person in charge of each of the buildings to get 
their input as to the condition of the space they occupy. 

A report of the Property and Space Utilization Committee 
has been submitted to the Selectmen. That report outlines the 
condition of the structure as well as the space limitations of the 
occupants. The Committee's report made numerous recommen- 
dations relative to each building regarding how the space could 
better be utilized and what improvements to the building are 
necessary. 



The Committee wishes to thank all the department heads 
and department persons who spent time with the Committee to 
help in the compilation of the report to the Selectmen. We look 
forward to working with the people of the Town of Hatfield to 
help these recommendations to move forward in a positive di- 
rection. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Property and Space Utilization Committee 
Robert T. Bartlett, Jr., Chairman 
Stanley S. Sadowski, Acting Chairman 
Mary Lou Cutter, Secretary 
Susan Gaughan 
Frederick J. Dzialo 



CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLANNING COMMITTEE 



The following is the list of capital expenditures submitted 
by the Town Departments to the Capital Planning Committee 
for the period FY2000-2004. Departments are requested to an- 
nually review their capital spending needs and update, 
reprioritize, shift, and add items as required. The Capital Plan- 
ning Committee recommends the Capital Improvement Budget 



and priorities for funding to the Board of Selectmen for consid- 
eration and approval. The Board of Selectmen will submit its 
approved Capital Budget to Annual Town Meeting for adoption 
by town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mark Vachula, Chair 



57 



ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

The Planning Board is the granting authority for Special 
Permits in the town, as provided in the bylaws of Hatfield and 
the Massachusetts General Laws (Chapter 40A, "The Zoning 
Act"). A Special Permit is needed for certain residential, com- 
mercial and industrial uses of land as defined in the Town of 
Hatfield Bylaws, Article 3. Site Plan Review is another approval 
process which requires adequate on site parking, landscaping 
and screening as well as traffic flow and storm water drainage 
for certain commercial and industrial uses of land. 

During the past year the Planning Board has had two (2) 
request for zone change, two (2) Special Permit Hearings, one 
( 1 ) Site Plan Review and seven (7) Approval of Under the Sub- 
division Control Laws Not Required. 

Additionally, the Board held a joint meeting with the Town 
Clerk, the Building Inspector and the Pioneer Valley Planning 
Council to discuss proposed changes and clarifications to the 
Zoning by-Laws. Some of the by-law changes discussed were; 
further definitions of allowable uses in a commercial zone, de- 
fine and allow the use for Bed & Breakfast, define and allow for 
home occupation, address zoning restrictions for celluar tele- 
phone towers, address signs in all zones, enforcement of aban- 
doned and junk vehicles by-law, and monitary penalties for vio- 
lation of the Zoning by-Laws. The Planning Board will be work- 
ing with the P.V.P.C. to review model by-laws which help to 
address each of the proposed changes to the by-law. However, 
any change in the Zoning by-Laws must be voted upon by the 
Town Meeting. The Planning Board alone cannot change zon- 
ing or the by-law. Any change must be voted upon by the citi- 
zens of Hatfield. 



Again, the citizens of the Town of Hatfield, through a Town 
Meeting vote, are the only body which can change the Zoning 
Map. 

All business of the Planning Board is conducted in open 
meeting which are generally held on the first Wednesday of each 
month (except during July and August) and occasionally on the 
third Wednesday as needed. Public Hearings, whether for Zone 
Changes, by-Law revisions, or Special Permits are always pub- 
lished in the newspaper. Many of the decisions of the Board are 
reached only after soliciting the advice of other town boards and 
departments. The Planning Board would like to thank them for 
their valuable input. We are also grateful for the input of the 
residents of the town. This input has been extremely important 
this past year and will certainly be vital for future decisions. 
Please come to our meetings and be a part of the decision mak- 
ing process. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. Cory Bardwell, Chairman 
Robert T Bartlett, Jr., Secretary 
Daniel P. Barry 
E. Lary Grossman 
Edward P. Molloy 



The Board has also been working on revisions to the Zon- 
ing Map. Several parcels need to be clarified as to where one 
zone ends and another begins. Additionally, some of the sym- 
bols on the map make reading the map difficult and those sym- 
bols need to be clarified. The Planning Board will hold several 
Public Hearings on the proposed revisions to the Zoning Map in 
order to submit the proposed revisions to the Annual Town Meet- 
ing in May 1999. 



58 



TREE DEPARTMENT 



To the Residents of Hatfield: 

The tree dept. completed the removal of 13 stumps left 
over from previous years. Also the dept. was able to remove 27 
dead or diseased trees and stumps. I was able to do the trimming 
myself with the purchase of 12' pole chain saw, which paid for 
itself in one week, saving tax dollars. 

The dept. has made arrangements to remove 1 8 trees and 
19 to be trimmed during February 1999. 

The dept. has made arrangements with the Department of 
Environmental Management to survey hazardous trees and keep 
an up to date inventory of all town trees. With their help we will 
be able to apply for grants for replanting. 

With the help of the D.E.M. and the D.P.W. starting in the 
spring of 1999 we will be planting approximately 30 new trees 



and for the next 2 years approximately 30 trees per year will be 
planted. 

The tree warden would like to thank the D.P.W. for the 
clean up of the wood and stump grinding, also for the looming 
and seeding of damaged lawns. Also the personal at the town 
hall for all their help with the paper work. 

Most of all I want to thank the citizens of Hatfield for their 
continued support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Malcolm Broussard 
Tree Warden 



WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY 



To the Residents of Hatfield, 

With the creation of the Hatfield DPW the Hatfield Board 
of Sewer Commissioners was disbanded in August. Much has 
been accomplished during the Board's tenure, including efforts 
which initiated the current sewer project. We would like to thank 
the outgoing Board members, Fred Dzialo, Anthony Gillespie, 
William Korta and former Board member Fran Hebert for their 
many years of dedicated service. 

The Bridge St. sewer extension project was awarded to 
Frietas Construction Company and work began in September. 
This will be the second major sewer extension in five years and 
will add 2 pump stations to the system. Anticipated completion 
of the project is June 1999. Residents who will have access to 
this sewer line are encouraged to take advantage of the one year 
ty-in fee waiver. 



Installation of variable speed drives and pump controls 
was completed at the Maple St. Pump Station in August. During 
this project extensive work was done to the pump station pumps 
and motors. An $11,500 Western Mass. Electric Grant was 
awarded at the completion of the project and a 40 per cent re- 
duction in energy use was realized. 

The Wastewater Treatment System is currently in its 1 2th 
operating year and continues to meet the communities needs. In 
1998 70,148,000 gallons of Wastewater and 203,650 gallons of 
septage were processed, two hundred and twenty tons of sludge 
were generated and disposed at the Northampton! Sanitary Land- 
fill. 

We would like to thank the various boards, Town Hall Staff 
and DPW departments who have assisted us in our efforts 
throughout the year. 

Respectfully 

Frank Motyka 



59 



VEHICLE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT 



The Vehicle Maintenance Department repairs and main- 
tains over forty vehicles and pieces of equipment that the town 
owns and operates. Over the past year the Vehicle Maintenance 
Dept. has been very busy performing preventative maintenance 
and repairing all of these pieces of equipment to keep them in 
operating condition. In between regular maintenance and the 
eventual breakdown, most of the summer and fall are spent re- 
pairing, welding and painting the snow plows and sanders to get 
them ready for the harsh winter months. The cold, snow and ice 
usually take there toll on all of the vehicles and equipment. 



The Fire Dept. is in need of a tanker pumper, they are 
currently running a 1955 Army five ton all wheel drive truck as 
their tanker. This vehicle is over forty years old and should be 
replaced in the near future. These are just two of the many town 
vehicles that are in need of replacement. 

Lastly, I would like to thank the Board of Selectmen and 
all of the Town Departments for all of their support and coop- 
eration. 1 would also like to welcome Bill Young as our new 
Highway Superintendent. 



The Town of Hatfield has an aging fleet of vehicles and 
equipment that is in dire 9 need of replacement. Two departments 
that most need their equipment to be updated are the Highway 
and Fire Departments. These two departments provide many 
services that are vital to the community. The average age of the 
vehicles and equipment in these departments is over twenty five 
years old, some of them could actually have antique plates put 
on them. The Highway Dept. is seeking to replace a 1977 Inter- 
national dump truck with plow because the vehicles frame and 
dump body are cracked and rotted beyond repair. 



Respectfully Submitted, 

James M. Szynal Jr. 

Vehicle Maintenance Manager 



60 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE AND THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 



Nature and Extent of the Report 

The period of time covered by this report is from January 
1, 1998 to December 31, 1998. 

School Committee 

Stanley Pitchko was elected chairman in April. 

Abigail Roberts was elected as a new member replacing 
Mr. Patrick Gaughan. Mrs. Elizabeth Lafond was appointed by 
the Board of Selectmen to complete the unexpired term of Janice 
Davis. The other members are Mr. Mark Vachula and Mrs. Janet 
Szych. 

The School Committee voted to hold quarterly instead of 
monthly meetings, starting September 1998. Members of the 
community are urged to attend these meetings as the School 
Committee looks foreword to receiving input and relies on all 
points of view in formulating their decisions. 

The goal of the School Committee is and always has been 
to oversee the school system and provide the best possible edu- 
cation while staying within the resources available. 

The community is fortunate that such high quality people 
serve on the School Committee. It takes a great deal of time and 
dedication to handle the complex and difficult challenges with 
which they are faced. The Committee is to be congratulated for 
the fine job it did during the last year. 

Superintendent 

A superintendent must always realize that the educational 
needs of the students are first and foremost. A team effort by the 
entire staff is needed to accomplish this end. 

My goals for the 1998-1999 school year are: 

1 . Continue to upgrade the science laboratory equip- 
ment. 

2. Integrate technology into the regular daily instruc- 
tion. 

3. Assist the Director of Special Education to improve 
the administration of programs offered and improve 
the management of the SPED budget. 

4. Integrate technology into selected administrative 
procedures. 



Staff Appointments/Changes 

Ms. Margretta Gurley- Health Teacher 

Mrs. Kristin Fletcher- Spanish Language Teacher 

Mr. Jeff Udall- Breor Principal 

Changes to Physical Plants 

Smith Academy 

1 . All the wiring needed for connection to the Internet, 
the local area network (LAN), and cable TV. has 
been completed. 

2. The television studio was constructed and became 
operational in December 1998. 

3. Stalls were replaced in both the boys bathrooms. 
Breor 



1. 



The underground fuel storage tank was removed. 



2. All the wiring needed for connection to the Internet, 
the local area network (LAN), and cable TV. has 
been completed. 

Education Function/Changes 

New courses have been added to the Smith Academy cur- 
riculum in Graphics/Multimedia, Environmental Science and 
College Math. 

School of Choice- the School Committee voted not to par- 
ticipate in the School of Choice Program. 

Technology Plan- the School Committee accepted the re- 
vised Technology Plan. As of the date of this report, we are in 
the second year of a five-year plan. The purpose of this plan is to 
integrate technology into the curriculum, teaching and learning 
environment and support services. Workshops have been offered 
in MicroSoft Word, Windows 95, AVID, The One Computer 
Classroom, PowerPoint, and LEGO LOGO. Tutorial sessions 
are being offered after school to selected teachers in E-mail/ 
Internet and publishing. The two technology specialists as part 
of a State Grant are teaching these sessions. The Social Studies 
teachers at Smith are using laser disks in their classrooms to 
teach economics, civil rights and the Supreme Court. Videotapes 
will be used to teach material on China, and India. 



5. Improve my own skills with spreadsheets. 



61 



The technology specialist at Breor has made a special ef- 
fort to coordinate her lessons in the computer lab with the regu- 
lar classroom. 

Building Needs- the School Committee adopted the Build- 
ing Needs Task Force Report and requested the Board of Select- 
men to place an article on the agenda of the next Town Meeting. 
This article will request that an appropriation be granted to hire 
an architect to prepare a preliminary plan for additions to both 
Breor and Smith Academy and to establish a Building Commit- 
tee to work with the architect. 

Closing Comments 

In my judgment Hatfield is a model small school system. 
Teachers place students at the top of their own priority lists. They 
have gone well beyond their traditional role of teachers and have 
become mentors, counselors and friends. Students on the other 
hand have responded to this personalized education by applying 
themselves and showing the utmost respect for their peers and 
their teachers. 

As superintendent of the Hatfield Schools I cannot think 
of a better environment in which to work, learn and grow. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Thomas M. Cimino, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools 



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INDEX 

Ambulance Service 54 

Board of Assessors 21 

Board of Health 45 

Board of Registrars 23 

Board of Selectmen 7 

Capital Improvement Planning Committee 57 

Capital Plan FY 2000-2004 63 

Conservation Commission 44 

Council on Aging 47 

Dedication, In Memory of 4 

Drug Abuse and resistance Educaton (D.A.R.E) 51 

Elections, State, Nov. 3, 1998 28 

Fire Department 52 

Hilltown Resource Management Coorpertive 46 

Highway Department 44 

Historical Comission 55 

Inspection Servies 43 

Library 56 

Planning Board 58 

Police Department 50 

Property and Space Utilization Committee 57 

Recreation Commission 56 

School Committee and Superintendent of Schools 61 

Town Accountant Appropiation Table 10 

Town Accountant Balance Sheet 15 

Town Clerk 24 

Town Collector 19 

Town Employees' Names, Wages and Positions 35 

Town Meeting Activity 26 

Town Officers 5 

Treasurer 29 

Tree Department 59 

Triad Program 48 

Vehicle Maintance 60 

Veteran's Services 46 

Wastewater Treatment Facility 59 

Western Valley Water Protection Committee 45 

Zoning Board of Appeals 42 



EMERGENCY NUMBERS 



EMERGENCY: 

Fire 911 

Police mi 

Ambulance o^j 

NON EMERGENCY: 

Fire 247-9008 

PoIice 247-0323 

Ambulance 247-0489 

Ambulance Billing 247-9200 

State Police 584-3000 

DA.R.E. Program 247-DARE 

Abuse & Rape Crisis Hot Line 733-7100 

TOWN OFFICES 

Memorial Town Hall, 59 Main Street 247-9200 

Memorial Town Hall, 59 Main Street 247-9211 

Memorial Town Hall, Fax Machine ..247-5029 

Accountant ..247-0495 

Administrative Assistant/Selectmen ..247-0481 

Assessors Office 247-0322 

Building Commissioner 247-0491 

Board of Health 247-0497 

Town Clerk/Treasurer 247-0492 

Town Collector ..247-0496 

Council on Aging 247-9003 

Council on Aging Meal Site 247-0480 

DPW Director 247-5222 

Highway Department, 10 Straits Road 247-5646 

Housing Authority, Capawonk 247-9202 

Public Library, 35 Main Street 247-9097 

(Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wed. & Fri. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) 

School Department 

Elementary School, 33 Main Street 247-5010 

Special Education ..247-9711 

Smith Academy, 34 School Street 247-5641 

Transfer Station, 6 Straits Road 247-5515 

(Hours: Mon. & Wed. 1 to 6 P.M. & Sat. 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.) 

Vehicle Maintenance Manager, 10 Straits Road 247-0498 

Waste Water Treatment Plant, 260 Main Street 247-9844 

Water Treatment Facility, Reservoir Road 247-5222